This Is Huge: Huawei Working on 6.9-inch Phone

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

Samsung is expected to begin the full-scale supply of the ordered OLED panels (how is it different from LCD and AMOLED panels) in the third quarter of 2018.

That's according to The Bell, which says - quoting display industry sources - that Huawei is now sampling OLED panels of that size from Samsung Display, for use with a phone, and that given the timing it's likely they're headed for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Huawei is reportedly working on the biggest display handset of the year.

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Huawei's current flagship smartphone P20 Pro features a 6.1-inch display.

While not explicitly mentioned, the Mate series has always been the large-screen member of the Huawei family, with the Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 10 featuring a 5.9-inch display.

It is pretty clear that smartphones with a large footprint are here to stay.

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We haven't heard much else about the Mate 20 Pro or the standard Huawei Mate 20 yet, but one early rumor suggests it could have an in-display fingerprint scanner, so that's another way it might stand out. The Mate 10 Pro is hardly a small phone with its 6-inch screen, but if the Mate 20 or whatever the sequel will be called increases this to almost 7 inches, it'll be larger than most other phones available today. Also, it is expected to be 0.8 inches larger than the screen of the Huawei P20 Pro.

If the Mate 20 Pro gets a 6.9-inch screen that would make it about the size of a small tablet.

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

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It's common for flagship smartphones to have displays of over 6-inches but the panels have not yet reached the 7-inch mark which would essentially push them into the tablet territory.

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