21 June 2022
One of the signature features of OnePlus smartphones is the alert slider. It is a dedicated slider button that allows users to quickly switch between different alert profiles like general, silent, and vibration. It has been present on iPhones for a long time but OnePlus was the first OEM to offer it on Android phones. However, a fresh leak claims that OnePlus will now limit the alert slider to select phones in the future.
As per tipster Yogesh Barar aka @heyitsyogesh, the alert slider will only be available on OnePlus Pro smartphones and Oppo flagships. This is a surprising bit of information as to when OnePlus ditched the alert slider on Nord phones, it was assumed that it will continue to be available on other models including all flagships. It is because Nord-series phones were basically rebranded versions of Oppo devices.
Nord 2T was the last phone to carry an alert slider, now it will be mostly seen on Pro models and some Oppo flagships.— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) June 10, 2022
It will certainly be disappointing news for all non-Pro OnePlus users. They will not have access to the alert slider despite spending money on a phone with flagship specs and other premium features. In fact, Oppo flagships featuring alert sliders is something that makes the choice even odder.
OnePlus is yet to comment anything on the aforementioned claims. We will have to wait and see what OnePlus has to say about the latest leak. We will keep you posted as and when more information will appear.