It is pretty clear that smartphones with a large footprint are here to stay. The phones that are getting a lot of web space are the iPhone X Plus, a larger version to the 2017 iPhone X and the 2018 Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the successor to the Galaxy Note 8. Oppo, another Chinese brand, is reportedly sourcing curved panels from Samsung for its next flagship as well. Besides the 6.5-inch, Apple is expected to launch two more iPhones this year featuring a 6.1 inch LCD display.
The report said the panel shipments are expected to start in the third quarter this year, which means the phone launch could come later this year or early next year.
According to a report by The Bell, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has ordered 6.9-inch OLED display panels from Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which often takes the crown for the largest screen, is expected to be a little smaller than 6.4 inches, while the possible Apple iPhone X Plus may stretch to nearly 6.5 inches.
If the Mate 20 Pro gets a 6.9-inch screen that would make it about the size of a small tablet.
The reason for choosing the high-end panels is probably because Huawei wants to maintain its status in its hometown.
Commentators claim the Mate 20's 6.9-inch screen is aimed at Chinese consumers, who are demanding bigger phones for the large screen space taken up by Chinese characters.
Huawei could be working on a phone that makes other big-screen phones seem tiny in comparison.
Huawei, the number three smartphone vendor in the world wants the jump on Apple and Samsung this year.