Doubtful. I think the notch will remain exactly the same for 2018, however; will eventually subside or be eliminated once the hardware can be implemented differently. The Notch is Apples trademark design, its not leaving or reducing this year in all likeliness.Rumors all over the place about the new lineup having smaller notches. Fact or fiction?
I try not to worry too much about battery life but it is a pain scolling down when I do want to see how much is left near the end of the day I must admit. Apple really should have made this an option to turn on or off really. Maybe in IOS 12YES! Battery % would be great.