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Android notched-display smartphones with hide notch option


Almost all Android smartphones this year has the infamous notch that was popularized by Apple in 2017. Some people have gotten used to the black bar on their screens, but some still get irritated and annoyed by its existence – it may be one of the reasons why they won’t pursue on buying a specific handset.

Are you not a big fan of the trendy notched display? If you’re not there’s nothing to worry as we listed here “must buy” handsets that have the capability to hide the notch.

Pocophone F1


The Pocophone F1 sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ edge-to-edge screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and has an 18:8:9 aspect ratio. It has a Corning Gorilla Glass protecting the display.

Going to its optics, it sports a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor, an aperture of f/1.75, an LED flash, a dual autofocus, a Dual Pixel, and an AI feature. For selfie snapper, it is built with 20MP with Super Pixel technology.

The Pocophone F1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.8GHz octa-core with Adreno 630 GPU. It has two storage options, you could go for the 64GB internal storage or the more expensive version which is the 128GB variant, both along with a 6GB of RAM.

Display 6.18-inch Full HD+ edge-to-edge display @ 2160 x 1080px
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
GPU Adreno 630
Memory 6GB, 64GB/128GB
Rear Camera 12MP Sony IMX363 + 5MP Samsung sensor rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera 20MP front camera
Connectivity 4G+ VoLTE, dual SIM (hybrid), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C
Battery 4,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
OS MIUI for POCO (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Price PHP 17,990 (6GB + 64GB)PHP 19,990 (6GB + 128GB)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro packs a 6.39-inch curved AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120-pixel screen resolution and amazing 538 ppi density.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro carries the company’s latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, which is said to be more powerful than any other 10nm chipsets. Along the new processor, there’s Mali-G76 MP10 GPU and this handset runs on an EMUI OS based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

SPECS Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Display Curved 6.39″  QHD+ AMOLED display, HDR10, 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 538 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980
GPU Mali-G76 MP10
Memory 6 GB RAM + 128 GB or 8 GB RAM +256 GB storage
Rear Camera 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF
Front Camera 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, USB , Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB Type-C 3.0, On-The-Go
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Price PHP 49,990

LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7 ThinQ features a 6.1″ QHD+ notched display with a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The screen brightness can go up to 1,000 nits with its FullVision Super Bright Display.

The latest LG smartphone features a dual 16 MP (f/1.6) + 16 MP (f/1.9) rear cameras with laser and phase detection autofocus, along with an LED flash. It also sports an 8MP front camera with portrait mode.

The LG G7 ThinQ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with an Adreno 630 GPU and an octa-core processor clocked up to 2.8 GHz. It arrived with a 4GB RAM and an internal storage of 64GB. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Display 6.1″ QHD+,  3120 x 1440 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FullVision Super Bright Display, 564pi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
Memory 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card)
Rear Camera Dual: 16 MP (f/1.6, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, OIS) + 16 MP (f/1.9, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm), laser & PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/1.9), [email protected]
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery,  Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Price PHP 42,990

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 sports a 6.28-inch Full Optic Full HD+ display with 2180 x 1080p resolution. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. As mentioned, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630.

This new OnePlus flagship smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with OxygenOS 5.1. It is fueled by a 3300mAh battery with Dash Charge. It has both Face Unlock and Fingerprint sensor. It is also water-resistant and comes with a USB Type-C port.

Going to the cameras, it features a dual camera setup of 20 MP f/1.7 with Sony IMX519 zoom + 16 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 376K sensors. It has an LED Flash, PDAF, OIS, EIC, 2x Optical Zoom, 4k video recording, and slo-mo features. For taking selfies, it sports an AI-powered 16 MP front snapper.

SPECS OnePlus 6
Display 6.28 inches, Full Optic Full HD+ display,  2180 x 1080p resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
Rear Camera 20 MPl f/1.7 Sony IMX519 zoom + 16 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 376K with 1.22um pixels (primary), 1um pixels (zoom) PDAF, OIS, EIS, 2X optical zoom, LED flash, 4K recording, 480FPS slo-mo
Front Camera 16 MP selfie snapper with AI
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, -GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
OS Android 8.1 Oreo


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