Huawei turns to LG for the curved OLED display on its "Ultra-Premium" phone

Huawei turns to LG for the curved OLED display on its
Huawei is now apparently turning to LG to source OLED panels for certain models. The very first Huawei-branded handset to feature an LG screen is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. The ultra-premium handset carries a 6-inch OLED screen with curved edges and an under-display fingerprint scanner. Priced at €1,695 (equivalent to $2,103 USD) for the 256GB model and €2,095 (equivalent to $2,599 USD) for the 512GB version, this is obviously not a phone that will end up in many consumers' hands.

For LG, providing the display for the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS could be a way to get its foot in the door. After all, at this point, it is the only Huawei-branded handset that uses a display provided by LG. If the latter passes this test, it could help the South Korean consumer electronics giant buff up its top and bottom line. After all, Huawei is the third largest smartphone company in the world, and has aspirations to be number one.

LG is a relative newcomer to the business of selling OLED panels for smartphones. The Pixel 2 XL, built by LG, features one of the company's displays and it has had several issues including burn-in. Huawei must have felt pretty certain that this wouldn't be an issue with the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. After all, it would look pretty bad for Huawei if its ultra-premium phone has a problem with its screen.



source: AndroidAuthority

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13 Comments

1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 532; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I love Huawei mate 10 pro, and I very much would like to own a Porsche design. But that price tag is ridiculous

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

LG will slowly steal clients from Samsung. One by one.

3. tiz_meh

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

haha the price of Huawei mate rs make iPhone x look like a bargain

6. IT-Engineer

Posts: 532; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

True, i actually thought about the X, but the problem for me is IOS eco system, and i have heavily invested in Android since 2009

8. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

price of a Rolls Royce makes the Mercedes a bargain as well.

12. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And Huawei will sell every one of them just as they have with every Porsche Design phone they have made. The people who buy these phones have a lot of disposable income and price doesn't really matter to them.

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

They ought to have reserved the RS name for a Huawei supercar or something.

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

It's normal for everyone to flee from Samsung's low-end online crapmoled

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Google, Huawei and now Sony.. Apple might be next

7. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

sounds like they Alan is trying to make LG a bad source of OLED panels. smhhh

11. Firenze91

Posts: 205; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Compared to samsung they are though

10. Firenze91

Posts: 205; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Do phones really need 3 cameras?

13. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

My father's first brand new car was a 1977 Toyota Corolla (Yellow), it had storage for 4 people and a couple of suitcases in the trunk, it had 90 horse MHZ, no ram, no sd card slot, no fast charging, only regular unleaded. He paid $1800 and drove it for 7 years...... Good old days.

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