Depends how obtrusive it is. In a division-style popup numbers can work well through realistic graphics. For me they felt plausible HUD elements. If they were as destructive as BL's swaying capital numbers then I agree it would be painful to deal with over a long campaign.
Personally I'm less happy to hear exposed damage values/health bars. In monster hunter world with number popups I felt far less immersed, more playing a game than the sense of hunting monsters so prominent in past titles. The same was true of the Division beta, that health bar obstructed the person and instead turned them into a minigame for emptying that health bar.
If that info is tied to certain cyberware I'm ok with it. Still really hoping you have options. Enemy health status is enough. Normally I don't need see how much damage I'm doing, that is for MMO min/maxers.
What a shame! I work from home, and it'd be nice to shout my way through a quest while writing up the E3 news this week.
20 hours is the furthest you've ever gone for in a title? Sorry, but that says more about you when you've been bored with any other game in less than 20 hours, it sounds like you have an attention disorder.
OnePlus managed it with the OP and OP2, I believe the nVidea Shield Portable was also a flagship Snapdragon for ~£300. With a release retail at £280 (presumably without the add-ons), I doubt they can hike it up any further than £400-450 RRP with the cooling-controller. As you say, there's going to be a lot of budget cutting with this phone, wouldn't want to bet on customer support either if something went wrong with the phone.
the Nvidia Shield is cheaper as it is closer to a tablet and they are always cheaper, they can generally use larger parts and strip back a lot of the radio transmitters, phones are always more expensive due to the extra equipment required to make it a phone and the extra engineering to make all the parts precision fit and small enough to wrap around all the other bits. the same is true of batteries, generally phone batteries are manufactured to much stricter tolerances to fit the dimensions of the smaller device.
so the shield is fairly out of the comparison, as it's more comparable to a £300-£400 tablet.
as for OnePlus as I said the "cheap" manufacturers, but if you look at the OnePlus 6 the base model is about £470, for that you get the Snapdragon 845, but on the screen you get a measly 1080 screen at 402 PPI, while looking at the Pixel XL (a nearing 2 year old phone) it has a 1440 screen at 534PPI. this is how these phones get their prices down they cut corners where they think people won't look.
but still it's a basic phone at £470, even using the same lower quality parts of the OP6 the extra engineering to get proprietary cooler and other bragging points in, they are either cutting corners or or the price is going to be high.
If they market at the price of the switch they will be making massive losses on the phone, the 845 is in all of this year's flag ship phones that sell well over twice the price of the switch, even the budget phones running the mid range Snapdragon chips and lower graphics chips come in at a lot more than the switch price.
So if they did market this as a £300 phone they would blow even the cheap Chinese phone makers out of the water, this you are most likely talking at least a £700-£800 phone before extras. Either that or they took cheap options for everything outside the CPU.