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Huawei is making a phone even bigger than the iPhone X Plus or Galaxy Note 9

June 11th, 2018 at 4:13 PM
iPhone X Plus vs. Galaxy Note 9

Buyers looking for big-screen phones will have quite a few devices to choose from in the second half of the year. In a couple of months, the Galaxy Note 9 will hit stores, with an “Infinity Display” around 6.3-inches big, about as big as the Galaxy Note 8’s screen. A month later, the iPhone X Plus will bring iPhone users a huge 6.5-inch screen, the biggest display ever seen on an iPhone. 

But it’s Huawei that’s supposedly working on a device with an even bigger screen than the iPhone X Plus.

Samsung is supposedly manufacturing 6.9-inch screens for an unnamed Huawei device, according to Korean-language site The Bell. 
The screen is rigid, therefore not flexible like the OLED screen in the iPhone X. That means a 6.9-inch Huawei phone will probably have the same notch-and-chin design as the Huawei P20 Pro models, and like every other iPhone X clone out there.

No Android maker has copied Apple’s iPhone X design perfectly. That requires the use of a flexible OLED display, that can be bet behind itself at the bottom, to make bottom chins disappear.

The Bell doesn’t say what Huawei device will get the 6.9-inch screen, but the Huawei Mate 20 Pro might be a candidate. The report notes that the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro phones feature 5.8-inch and 6.1-inch displays, while the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro have 5.9-inch and 6-inch screens, respectively.

The report makes it clear that the 6.9-inch OLED screen from Samsung is to be used in a premium smartphone, not a tablet.

Huawei is targeting China with a 6.9-inch smartphone, a market known for its preference for large-screen phones. The move is supposedly a response to Apple, which is also going after Chinese buyers with this year’s iPhone X Plus.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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