Huawei Mate 20 Pro to use a 6.9-inch Samsung OLED display

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We should be seeing more Mate 20 news in the middle of the year, as the launch date closes in.

To help you visualize this display, it will be 0.9 inches larger than the display of the Huawei Mate10 Pro with a 6-inch display. It is also being speculated that these panels will be used for Huawei's upcoming smartphone scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018 or first quarter of next year.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, a rumored follow-up to the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, could come with a huge 6.9-inch OLED screen, according to Korean news publication The Bell (via XDA Developers). But remains unclear what smartphone the company might come up with.

The Apple iPhone X Plus is expected to arrive with a display size of 6.46-inches while the Galaxy Note 9's display is believed to measure 6.38-inches. Also, it is expected to be 0.8 inches larger than the screen of the Huawei P20 Pro.

Huawei usually launches a flagship under its Mate series during this time period. With the latest leak, it appears that the Huawei Mate 20 will tower over both handsets as it will feature a display size of 6.9-inches.

The report said Huawei, China's largest smartphone maker with more than 20 percent market share, may have chose to play it bigger with aims to take an edge in the burgeoning premium market at home where consumers prefer bigger-screen phones to scribble complicated Chinese characters. The brief and ridiculous trend of tablets doubling as smartphones was short-lived, and anyone who handled Lenovo's enormous 6.98-inch Phab Plus will know this type of device isn't for those with dainty hands.

There's multimedia at the heart of everything: photos and videos are the meat and potatoes of smartphones for most users and Huawei wants to maximize the enjoyment of this content.