Google is planning to add support for Android to the cutout at the top of the display. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing the source.
According to the agency interlocutor, Google plans to completely revise Android, in order to adapt it to the "new generation of smartphones." This implies adding a cutout on the screen to the support system, under which are the earpiece, camera and other sensors. The company also wants to increase the autonomy of smartphones and expand the capabilities of Google Assistant.
Currently, among Android smartphones, the cutout on the screen has only the Essential Phone. It is noted that in this way Google will provide more opportunities for developers, and the release of iPhone-like smartphones will push Apple users to switch to Android. The iPhone X became one of the first smartphones with “mono-brow”, and many Chinese companies have already copied the design of the device.
The iPhone X was introduced in the fall of 2017, its price in Russia starts from 80 thousand rubles. One of the main features of the smartphone was the Face ID face scanner, which is located at the top of the display along with the speaker and front camera.