Huawei Mate 20 Pro OLED display comes from BOE rather than Samsung or LG
While the size of the Apple-inspired screen cutout is certainly not ideal on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, you get super-advanced 3D Face Unlock functionality courtesy of that extra-wide notch.
Compared to the “regular” Mate 20, the Pro sports a smaller but higher-res and significantly higher-quality panel. At least in theory, as OLED technology has become synonymous with top-of-the-line display performance, while LCD screens are generally viewed as inferior these days by everyone from Apple to Samsung, LG, and Google.
After booking its OLED orders from industry top dog and arch-rival Samsung for last year’s Mate 10 Pro, Huawei was rumored to be pursuing a partnership with BOE a few months back. The newly formed alliance has reportedly materialized in the meantime, as the new supplier is apparently behind the beautifully curved AMOLED panel of the Mate 20 Pro.
Today’s news out of China confirming BOE as the “main” screen supplier of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro oddly mentions nothing about the Mate 20 X. The gigantic pen-wielding phone sports an AMOLED screen with a lower resolution and waterdrop notch.
There’s also the luxury Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, which seems to come with the exact same display of the Mate 20 Pro, following in the footsteps of a Mate RS Porsche Design that actually used an LG-made panel. Apparently, Huawei is not as forgiving or patient as Google.