After Apple showed off the iPhone X with a hard-to-ignore notch running across the top of its screen — a way to make the display edge-to-edge, soon after several Android phone makers followed suit and embraced the notch display on their smartphones in 2018. Here are some of the mid-(not premium) to budget range phones launched with a notch.
Huawei P20 Lite:
The P20 Lite runs on EMUI 8.0 atop Android 8.0 Oreo and sports a 5.84-inch full HD+ 19:9 display and has a 2.5D subtle curved glass design on the rear. At its core, the phone runs on HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is expandable up to 256GB. The AI-powered camera features a dual camera setup, including a 16MP sensor and a 2MP sensor. Upfront, there is a 24MP selfie camera. It is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery. The handset costs Rs 19,999 in India. Besides, there’s also Huawei’s Nova 3i that embraces a 6.3-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 notched display and runs on Kirin 710 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. It is powered by a 3340mAh battery. This device retails at Rs 20,999.
Nokia 6.1 Plus:
The device sports gorgeous glass chassis and a trendy cutout screen. The 6.1 Plus runs on native Android 8.1 Oreo and flaunts a 5.8-inch full HD+ 19:9 notched display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is expandable up to 400GB. There are a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and a 16MP selfie shooter. It is backed by a 3060mAh battery and offers USB Type-C port. It supports also face unlock feature and comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The handset is priced at Rs 15,999 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro:
Xiaomi recently launched its latest Redmi 6 Pro smartphone with a notched display. It runs on MIUI 9.6 based on top of Android Oreo and features a 5.84-inch full HD+ 19:9 panel. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 SoC, clubbed with an Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB/32GB of RAM, and 4GB/64GB of internal storage. The 6 Pro pack a 12MP+5MP sensor dual rear camera setup and a 5MP front shooter for selfies. There is a 4000mAh battery under the hood. It is priced at a starting price of Rs 10,999.
The smartphone sports a glass-finish plastic panel, rendering premium look. The handset is the successor to the Realme 1 and runs on ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The Realme 2 features a 6.2-inch HD+ 19:9 notched panel with an 88.8 per cent of screen-to-body-ratio. It runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset aided by an Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB RAM/32GB storage, and 4GB/64GB configuration. The storage is further expandable up to 256GB. It has a 13MP+2MP sensor dual rear camera system and an 8MP front shooter. It is kept alive by a 4230mAh battery. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel and supports face unlock feature. The phone comes with a starting price of Rs 8,990 in India.