[Update: Thread Bootlooped] LG is seeking feedback on display notches while rumors suggest LG G7 might have one
2018 may very well be the year of the notch. You either embrace it or you don’t. As we approach the end of the first quarter, the field is divided. On one hand, the ASUS Zenfone 5/5Z, the Huawei P20, the OnePlus 6, and the LG G7 are rumored or are confirmed to have notches. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S have bucked the trend so far. The notch trend has proven to be controversial among the community, so much so that people have been looking for ways to hide it. For that reason, LG is seeking feedback regarding display notches to share with their R&D team.
On a post over on /r/Android, LG support staff is seeking input from the community about the notch.
“We’ve seen a LOT of comments around “The Notch” over the past few weeks, from people who love the quick access to the menu to those that hate the wasted screen space. We would love to gather some more feedback to share with our R&D team- and this is where you come in. So…what do you think? Love the Notch? Or is it Notch your thing?” – LG Support on Reddit
This seems rather timely given the reception of many devices that are confirmed to have display notches. OnePlus’ CEO even took to their forums to defend the decision to implement a notch on the rumored OnePlus 6, and even though the decision makes sense from a design standpoint, it’s something that will take time for consumers to accept. The LG G7 was spotted with a notch at Mobile World Congress 2018 (the feature image is a still from that leak). It is rumored to launch in May alongside an LG G7 Plus model, so we’re skeptical that any major design changes would be made based off of feedback here.
Regardless, if you don’t agree with the notch trend or think you have an idea on how the software can handle them better, then check out LG’s thread on Reddit. If you’re looking for a decent Reddit client, then consider the latest official beta release of the app which brings themes including an AMOLED night theme, redesigned bottom navigation bar, and more.