The report further adds that Huawei is expected to release the larger display device in the fourth quarter of 2018 or the first quarter of 2019. While the full technical specs, including resolution, of the panel haven't been revealed, it's believed they are flat panels as opposed to curved.
Credit: HuaweiThe Chinese tech giant has signed on with Samsung Display to produce a 6.9-inch OLED panel for an upcoming flagship smartphone, according to reports out of Korea. We say so as the recent reports hint that the company could be in plans to launch a device with a 6.9-inch display.
It is pretty clear that smartphones with a large footprint are here to stay. The report quotes sources from the display industry, who has revealed that Samsung is now showing samples to Huawei. One reason why Chinese consumers love big screen phones is because of the large text area occupied by the Chinese characters. It's worth remembering that Huawei's Mate series usually includes two devices, and the 6.9-inch model may be labeled Pro, and come alongside a slightly smaller phone. Also, it is expected to be 0.8 inches larger than the screen of the Huawei P20 Pro. For comparison, the display size of Samsung Galaxy Note is equal to 9 of 6.38 inches. The expectations are that the Mate 20 could feature a 6.1-inch display while the Pro variant could have a 6.9-inch display.
If you like the sound of that you've got a few months to wait yet, as we're not expecting the Mate 20 range to launch until October or November.
A new rumor suggests the screen could be 6.9 inches, making it nearly as large as the likes of the Nexus 7 and other 7-inch tablets.