Essential first introduced us to our current reality full of notches, but perhaps all these notches could have been avoided. Maybe, on the other hand, we could all have had emerging self-portrait cameras, like the one Vivo showed at the Mobile World Congress last week.
Essential CEO Andy Rubin responded to a tweet a few days ago about that phone with the Vivo Apex concept by noting an essential property patent for a similar pop-up camera. He filed it years ago. The company had considered giving up the notch of an emerging mechanical camera. I want this world to exist … if Apple had not incorporated a notch in the iPhone X.
Now I can understand why Rubin and his company decided not to take the camera. I imagine that fixing a broken pop-up camera would be a nightmare, and I also imagine that these cameras could be turned off. The notch is protective and safe for your selfie camera, even if you hate how it looks. Accept the notch hug.