Google Pixel XL: Make notch disappear
The display gap in the new Google Pixel 3 XL can not be talked away. Wider and higher than the competition – which nowadays often relies on a narrow water droplet design – the Notch attracts attention every time you look at the smartphone. Google consumed two front cameras on the Pixel 3 XL, and they just need a bit more space. So at least the argumentation of the group.
Still, Google’s engineers know that this is not a for all. That’s why they’ve implemented a halfway hidden option that makes the book disappear. In the developer settings of Android 9.0 Pie can hide the unloved recess easily. The painting can be found under “Drawing” and is called “Imitate display with detail”. In this case, a black bar appears to the left and right of the notch. Problem solved? Unfortunately, it is not that easy in the end. The notch is noticeably less noticeable in the blackened areas. Instead, they’ve just been pushed down. The “space savings” by the Notch is thus gone again.
What do you think of the notch in the Google Pixel 3 XL? Are you satisfied with the fade-out developer options or should Google take a look at the “Nacho Notch” app? Report with your opinion in the comments.