Samsung to supply 6.9-inch OLED screens to Huawei

Huawei is making a phone even bigger than the iPhone X Plus or Galaxy Note 9

Huawei's Mate 20 is a successor to the Mate 10, which launched in Q4 past year. The panels in question will be flat, not curved.

Recent reports reveal Huawei's forthcoming Mate 20 smartphone will feature a whopping 6.9-inch Samsung Display AMOLED screen. That's what the unnamed sources behind today's report claim.

While the larger display won't be enough to sway iPhone users to switch, it could be a lure for Android fans using other smartphones.

It's then speculated the eventual device will be part of the Mate family, which has traditionally debuted near the end of the year. Also, it is expected to be 0.8 inches larger than the screen of the Huawei P20 Pro.

"Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 set to launch in August will support a 6.38" displays and at least one iPhone will launch in September with a 6.46" OLED display.

Although the Mate 20 Pro is not explicitly referenced, considering the wide diagonal of the display and the traditional lineup of Huawei flagships, everything points to the next generation Mate. Among these, the P30 series is expected to be announced only after the MWC 2019 tech show, leaving a lot of possibilities for the Mate 20 Pro. In 2017, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro arrived in October, suggesting we should expect the replacement phones to come around the same time this year. It would become the largest-screen smartphone in the market, which compared to its bigger rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple's new bigger-screen phones later this year.

A new rumor suggests the screen could be 6.9 inches, making it nearly as large as the likes of the Nexus 7 and other 7-inch tablets.

These are just based on speculations and we are yet to know more about the upcoming Huawei flagship smartphones.



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