One of the few things that set a OnePlus phone apart from the competition was the Alert Slider. Without even turning on the phone, you could easily put it on vibrate or turn off the ringer entirely using a small slider on the side of the device. The majority of OnePlus supporters were ecstatic about how convenient it was.
Therefore, it makes sense that many people were disappointed when it was revealed that the Alert Slider was gone ahead of today’s OnePlus 10T unveiling. But there is some positive news to share.
It was revealed that the Alert Slider is still available during our briefing with OnePlus on the 10T. It appears that the Alert Slider will soon be accessible on high-end flagship devices like the OnePlus 10 Pro.
Advertisement WHY, IN ANY CASE, DID ONEPLUS REMOVE THE ALERT SLIDER? The company revealed a new 360-degree antenna with the OnePlus 10T, which wraps around the phone. enhancing your WiFi, Bluetooth, and mobile data connections on the 10T. Engineers were able to integrate this new antenna system since removing the Alert Slider freed up more space. Additionally, it provided them extra room for the battery, though intriguingly, it is 4 percent smaller than the battery in the OnePlus 10 Pro.
This is comparable to the justification provided by OnePlus when it did away with the headphone jack all those years ago. However, they did promise that it will return this time. It wouldn’t be strange to see the Alert Slider on only the Pro models given the distinctions between the OnePlus 10 Pro and OnePlus 10T.
On the other side, this does strengthen a OnePlus smartphone’s frame by eliminating a weak spot. The phone was made to split in half more easily via the Alert Slider. And as a result of the Alert Slider being removed and the phone’s improved frame, that won’t be the case any longer. So that’s there.