OnePlus backs down and does not rule out the “Alert Slider” returning to its mobiles (including OPPO and Realme)

“Don’t be sad, boys. I’ll be back” – said the Alert slider OnePlus mobiles in an encouraging tone in front of the thousands (perhaps millions) of disillusioned fans of the characteristic mute switch. A switch that seemed to die on the recent OnePlus 10T. And it was a nice sentence that, logically, never happened. Buttons and switches don’t talk, although the ones that put them on and off do.

Several weeks ago we learned that the OnePlus 10T would lose its already iconic to change with which to quickly configure the sound and vibration status of the device. However, of OnePlus gives hope to its return in the future. And that, added to some rumors, gives good vibes to those who are now grieving the loss.

Maybe it’s just a “see you soon”

Even removing that initial epic tune, the truth is that the disappearance of the Alert slider in the new OnePlus 10T left many fans disappointed. It’s not that it’s absolutely essential. In fact, the fact that it has not been implemented in this model attests to this. However, it would be foolish to deny great utility that can be. And otherwise, ask iPhone users.

Now well, from OnePlus they explained the reasons why they removed it, despite the fact that they might be perceived as obvious. As they prayed in a press release and later shared by multiple executives, it was to optimize the internal space of the device. And it is that, however small it was in its visible part, it occupied on the plate of the device a vital space that has now been used to improve other elements such as the vapor chamber or the antennas.

OnePlus claims to have gained 78% more card space on the OnePlus 10T thanks to, among other things, the removal of the alert slider.

Unfortunately for lovers of this physical piece, from OnePlus they claim not to have in their plans to implement the functionality of the Alert slider through software. The good news comes from other statements made at the same time in which they confirmed their hope of “recover cursor on future devices”. And this confirms many rumors.

In recent weeks, we have watched analysts, the leaks and even ordinary users theorize the idea that OPPO phones and even Realme integrate this switch In the not too distant future. The brand does not confirm this, nor the possibility that the OnePlus ‘Pro’ range will inherit this function. However, a silence is worth a thousand words.

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In any case, and while waiting for them to finally decide to implement it in future models, it will be necessary to move on to OnePlus 10 Pro and its previous generations to remember this former glory. That and implore what I was already expecting reborn as a phoenix. What BKK Electronics help us.

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