OnePlus has at all times prided itself on its extra direct reference to its clients in comparison with big firms like Samsung and Apple. It claims to at all times take into account what customers ask for however one factor that these customers felt has been repeatedly ignored is the request for an Always-on Display or AOD feature. In the end, OnePlus has formally put that feature on its roadmap but it surely may not be a finished deal but, relying on how its assessments end up.
Ever for the reason that OnePlus 6T eliminated the LED notification mild from the face of the cellphone, OnePlus customers have been clamoring for the corporate so as to add an AOD feature similar to different smartphone makers. In any case, its phones had been already utilizing the battery-efficient AMOLED know-how so the technical necessities had been already current.
OnePlus, nonetheless, defined why they put that feature on the backburner even after they performed round with the concept. Their assessments confirmed that AOD would knock off one to 2 hours of battery life from the cellphone, one thing it prizes an excessive amount of to sacrifice, and that customers’ habits of continually checking their phones each 15 minutes made certain they wouldn’t actually miss essential notifications. Plus, OxygenOS already had options that type of tried to fill in that want, together with Ambient Display and Horizon Mild.
Customers, nonetheless, would have none of it and took to the corporate’s Concepts portal to indicate their vote for the feature. It got here out as the highest thought and OnePlus principally has had no alternative however to provide in. Nevertheless, it does notice that it gained’t be a easy matter of including an possibility and they’ll nonetheless have to make sure it falls throughout the firm’s high quality requirements.
That virtually means AOD should be lacking from the subsequent OxygenOS launch however, given the way it has already raised customers’ hopes, the corporate may be pressured to yield anyway. Phones are getting extra environment friendly nowadays and batteries are additionally getting bigger which can make OnePlus’ arguments additionally moot in some unspecified time in the future within the close to future.