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Huawei to make smartphones with 6.9-inch display

Huawei is making a phone even bigger than the iPhone X Plus or Galaxy Note 9 Samsung to supply massive OLED panel for Huawei’s next flagship device
Cecil Davis | 14 June, 2018, 17:57

As per a report from The Bell via PhoneArena citing sources from the display industry, Huawei has ordered 6.9-inch OLED panels from Samsung for its upcoming smartphone. If Huawei does end up using these large displays on their flagship, it would mean that the Mate 20 will directly compete with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the rumoured large 6.4-inch iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which often takes the crown for the largest screen, is expected to be a little smaller than 6.4 inches, while the possible Apple iPhone X Plus may stretch to nearly 6.5 inches.

According to reports, Huawei may be launching the Mate 20 in the fourth quarter of 2018, which is sometime between October and December. The brief and ridiculous trend of tablets doubling as smartphones was short-lived, and anyone who handled Lenovo's enormous 6.98-inch Phab Plus will know this type of device isn't for those with dainty hands. And the company is aiming to maintain the status quo. Smartphone makers have been offering devices with larger screens each year in a bid to give you more screen real estate. Having said that it could be a flagship smartphone, we expect it to be either the Huawei P30 series or Mate 20 series of phones. One reason why Chinese consumers love big screen phones is because of the large text area occupied by the Chinese characters.

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The screen is expected to be the biggest highlight of the Mate 20. The last time we came across a leak about the Mate 20 was back in March this year.

There's multimedia at the heart of everything: photos and videos are the meat and potatoes of smartphones for most users and Huawei wants to maximize the enjoyment of this content.