2017 was the year when two major events happened in the smartphone world: the fall of the bezel and the rise of the notch. We are talking, of course, about manufacturers slimming out the frame around their phone screens more and more. As a result, some were forced to put their selfie cameras and other front-facing sensors in a cutaway in the display’s real estate, which is now affectionately called “the notch”. You may have seen it on the iPhone X, but the Essential Phone is also notable for featuring the little bundle of love.
Manufacturers that don’t have “the notch” will have a bit of …