When Apple introduced the iPhone X last September, the phone flaunted a hard-to-ignore black notch running across the top of its screen. It wasn't the first to sport this look -- those honors would go to the Essential Phone, which debuted in May 2017.
But after the iPhone X's launch, a handful of other Androids followed suit and more will likely join given the Android P update. Take a look at those that are jumping on this trend.
The iPhone X's notch houses the phone's front-facing 7-megapixel camera, various sensors and a "TrueDepth" sensor that is really made up of three things: an infrared camera, a dot projector and a flood illuminator. Together they make the iPhone X's FaceID unlocking feature work.
Announced last week, LG's marquee G7 phone has a notch, exactly like its rumors predicted. But if you're not a huge fan of it, don't fret. You can black out the bars on each side of the notch for a more traditional look, or choose a not-so-subtle psychedelic rainbow pattern.
With just an itty bitty tab carved out for its front-facing camera, the Essential Phone was one of the first phones to incorporate the notch. That's because it wanted to push its bezel-less design to the fullest. Too bad, however, that its battery life and camera are only so-so.
Though the OnePlus 6 hasn't officially been unveiled yet, the company already confirmed that its upcoming flagship phone will have a notch. The company's co-founder Carl Pei said that this cut-out enabled OnePlus to move the phone's display and notification bar further, giving the phone a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio.
There's a lot of reasons why the ZenFone 5 looks similar to the iPhone X, but the screen's notch is just the cherry on top. Its price, however, will be cheaper, and the phone features a 6.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 636 processor, and two rear cameras.
As we mentioned before, Google's Android P update tells us that the notch trend is only beginning. The developer's preview recently rolled out, and it allows developers to simulate differently-sized cut-outs in the display.
Stay tuned as more Android phones are expected to take this direction. And for more info, read CNET's full coverage of May's Google I/O 2018 event.