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

Oppo, another Chinese brand, is reportedly sourcing curved panels from Samsung for its next flagship as well. The device is tipped to launch late this year or in Q1Y19.

To help you visualize this display, it will be 0.9 inches larger than the display of the Huawei Mate10 Pro with a 6-inch display. This puts it in the time frame of the Mate series which usually launches in the fourth quarter of the year. For comparison, the display size of Samsung Galaxy Note is equal to 9 of 6.38 inches.

According to a report coming from a Korean website, The Bell, Huawei has already placed orders for 6.9-inch AMOLED panels with Samsung Display. It makes sense as the device could be expensive.

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. This means that there is a possibility that these panels are for the Mate 20.

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Based on existing reports, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are believed to be announced by the end of October this year.

The Mate 10 Pro also integrates an OLED display. One thing that is sure is that a 6.9-inch display will definitely be too huge on a smartphone.

That would make the Huawei Mate 20 Pro far bigger than the 6-inch Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and probably also much bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XI Plus, which are rumored to come in at around 6.3 inches and 6.5 inches respectively.

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.

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