HUAWEI Mate 20 Will Most Likely Sport a Massive 6.9-inch Display
As per a report out in South Korea, HUAWEI has placed orders for colossal 6.9-inch AMOLED panels with Samsung Display. The massive touchscreen is reportedly destined for the upcoming Mate 20 flagship smartphone which can arrive as early as the fourth quarter of 2018.
HUAWEI's Mate series are among the most-anticipated smartphones in the industry right now due to their top-of-the-line features. Building on the success of its predecessors, HUAWEI's next Mate device, the Mate 20, is expected to bring more innovative functionalities upon its purported arrival in the fourth quarter of 2018 or first quarter of 2019. For starters, the Mate family usually welcomes a new member towards the end of the year and they are known for their curved back panels. Apparently, the next-gen Mate 20 will reportedly ditch the traditional aesthetic in favor of a flat cover, but we are yet to know if it is accurate or not.
Meanwhile, a report out in South Korea revealed that HUAWEI has placed orders for huge 6.9-inch AMOLED panels with Samsung Display. We firmly believe that the said displays are meant for the upcoming Mate 20. If that's the case, the handset will be joining the ranks of big-screen phones expected to be occupied by the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy Note9 with a 6.38-inch display and the alleged iPhone X Plus with a 6.46-inch (or 6.5-inch) touchscreen. However, the supersized HUAWEI Mate 20 will still be the largest smartphone, which can make even the aforementioned devices seem tiny in comparison.
We speculate that the move has something to do with HUAWEI's home market. As of now, the company is the leading smartphone brand in China and it wants that to stay the same. For our information, Chinese patrons prefer phones with vast screens because of the large text area occupied by Chinese characters. So if the Mate 20 is targeted to its home country, it would be best for it to sport a hefty display. Also, the Cupertino-based tech behemoth Apple is said to bring the big iPhone X Plus in China, and HUAWEI surely doesn't want it to invade its territory.
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