Perhaps more than any other smartphone maker in the market, OnePlus has really taken to heart its philosophy of involving its customers in the development of its products, both hardware and software. It isn’t just through simple feedback forms or surveys but through a system of letting users vote on their most requested feature, even if that feature actually went against OnePlus’ recommendations. Such was the case for Always-on Display or AOD, a feature that may finally be coming to the company’s phones in just a few months.
OnePlus has had a rather rough relationship with AOD. In 2018, it removed that feature from the OnePlus 6 exactly for the reasons you might think. Having the screen actually on, even if lighting up only a few pixels, will continually drain the battery, something OnePlus decided it didn’t want no matter what.
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