Huawei's Mate 20 Pro may feature a 6.9-inch OLED display from Samsung

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro may feature a 6.9-inch OLED display from Samsung
Continuing to aim for the number one smartphone manufacturer spot, a new report from The Bell claims Huawei has just ordered huge 6.9-inch OLED displays from Samsung for use on an upcoming smartphone.

The report in question states that Samsung has already begun supplying the Chinese giant with various samples and, if everything goes to plan, full-scale production can be expected to commence during Q3 of 2018. Also, in regards to the smartphone that will utilize the panels, a release should happen during the fourth quarter of 2018, although a launch during the first three months of 2019 is still a possibility. In either case, though, it’s unclear what exact smartphone this will be, although there are certainly some options.

Taking into account the OLED nature of the panel and the sheer size, it seems likely that Huawei will feature it on one of its upcoming flagship smartphones due to the overall cost of the display. This ultimately narrows the choice down to either the Huawei P30 series or the upcoming Mate 20 line. But, considering the P-line is seen as much more mainstream, as well as the fact that Huawei isn’t expected to debut next-generation devices until MWC 2019 at the earliest, this series can ultimately be ruled out, leaving the Mate 20 line as the main contender.

Currently, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are expected to make an official appearance around October and, if the brand’s previous launches are anything to go by, the latter device may be the one to feature the huge panel. See, in recent years, the regular Mate flagship has matched the size of the larger P-line offering, with the Mate Pro variant then going on to offer a larger display. If this trend continues into 2018, the regular Mate 20 will feature a display of at least 6.1-inches, equaling that of the P20 Pro, while the eventual Mate 20 Pro will stretch this even further, possibly to 6.9-inches.

For now, this is clearly just speculation and Huawei could potentially create a whole new device around the panel, but considering the upcoming release of the Mate 20 series and the flagship line's historically-big size, a 6.9-inch bezel-less panel on a smartphone may not be so outrageous after all.

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11 Comments

2. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Even if has no lower bezel like X, no way it is less than 16.2cm tall. But no android with notch has zero bottom bezel. This phone might be near 17cm.

3. IT-Engineer

Posts: 425; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

6.9, i mean they except people to watch movies on it or?

8. ReticentHamster

Posts: 142; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

That's not out of the question, and is actually quite likely. Phones are used primarily as media consumption devices. I welcome this colossal 6.9" phone with open arms.

4. torr310

Posts: 1604; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No curved screen and notch please. Or ... what about a notch at the bottom with Fingerprint Scanner as Home button?

5. redmd

Posts: 1871; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

No notch Huawei. Finally the P8 Max will be resigning

6. Ghost04

Posts: 494; Member since: May 03, 2014

Huawei is in the super size phone business for a long time . Mate series stated as 6.1 inch phones when all other flagships were below 5.5 inch . So, if they bring a gigantic size 6.9 inch phone , I wont be surprised.

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2030; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I like the ambition here...Apple won't release anything over 6.5" for at least the next 2-3 years. LOL!

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

P20 Pro with 6.1 " has 15,5cm. No way this one has less than 16,5cm.

10. w1000i

Posts: 230; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Please no

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1192; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Nice!

12. fyah_king unregistered

I will get this beast!

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