Updated: March 28, 2020 2:59:40 pm
OnePlus users have been requesting an always-on display feature on their smartphones for a long time — since the launch of the OnePlus 6T. Users have been asking for this feature due to the lack of a notification LED on OnePlus smartphones. The Chinese smartphone brand is finally hearing the customers and has confirmed that it will soon release the always-on display feature for its smartphones. This information was confirmed via a tweet.
OnePlus in its tweet stated that this feature is in the roadmap and will be coming to phones soon. The company said that always-on-display was the top idea in their official ideas portal with over 999 likes.
For the unware, OnePlus’ official ideas portal lets fans recommend new software features they want the company to bring. If a feature gets enough interest, the company then evaluates, develops and provides it on its smartphones via a software update.
The always-on display feature allows the users to check out information such as time, date, battery level and notifications in a small portion of the screen, while the other part is turned off.
OxygenOS Operations staff member Gary C in a response to the post stated that OnePlus is currently testing the feature internally and optimising it, for the best user experience.
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OnePlus in a follow-up post on its community forum said that the initial power consumption tests have been passed. It is fine-tuning the feature to see if it is perfectly optimised and is not throwing any bugs.
The top IDEA is Always-On Display. We hear you, and our OS Product team has replied: it’s on our roadmap.
— OnePlus (@oneplus) March 27, 2020
The company has not announced when it will be releasing this feature to its users and which all phones will support it. We cannot comment on the timeline yet, however, using the always-on-display feature perfectly requires the phones to have an AMOLED display.
As on an AMOLED display, the company via software adjustments can turn on select pixels while keeping others turned off, thus saving battery. To recall, the first OnePlus phone to use an AMOLED display was the OnePlus 3. Which might be the phone, the company might start releasing this feature from.
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