Lenovo may be the first big-time phonemaker to produce phone with an edge-to-edge display that has not a single pixel carved out of it to make room for other parts of the smartphone. At least according to a new sketch by Lenovo VP Chang Cheng.
Of course, I’m referring to the dreaded notch, one of the most talked about and highly controversial design trends that has taken over the smartphone world since it was made popular (read: OK to do) by the iPhone X.
Essentially the widow’s peak of the smartphone, the notch is the area of the phone that sticks out like a sore thumb on these falsely named all-screen devices. The purpose of the notch—at least in the case of the iPhone X—is to allow for the mechanics of the front facing camera, the earpiece, and more, to still exist on the front of the phone while not losing the claim that the screen goes from edge to edge.