Why the OnePlus 6T doesn’t have a notification LED, always on display, or IP rating
With the OnePlus 6T, which was announced a few days back, OnePlus is aiming to change the game in many different levels. The device itself isn’t that much different from the OnePlus 6—after all, it’s a T variant, which means it’s pretty much a revised version of its predecessor which adds marginal, yet substantial improvements. It’s probably not worth the update if you already own one, it does include a series of features under its sleeve, including an in-display fingerprint sensor, a teardrop notch with even smaller bezels than its predecessor, and more. But OnePlus’ new flagship still lacks in a couple of spots, and actually removed certain features from its predecessor, including the headphone jack and the notification LED.
In an AMA (ask me anything) conducted on the official OnePlus forums, the company wanted to clear the air and clarify some of these things. When asked about the notification LED, the company replied that you can pick up your phone to show notifications. In other words, this means that the notification LED was removed as an attempt to replace it for ambient display features, for better or for worse.
The OnePlus 6T also lacks other features, such as always-on display and an official IP rating. When asked about the always-on display, the company replied that it was considering the functional value and power consumption of the feature before actually implementing it. If users do get it, it’ll probably be as an update. And when asked about the IP rating, OnePlus once again reiterated that the 6T is water-resistant. According to them, an official IP certification brings up the price of the phone, and they don’t think it’s worth it—at least for now.
The staff also took the time to answer other important questions, so it’s worth a look if you want to learn more about the phone. If you want to check out the official OnePlus AMA, head over to the forum link below.