LG and Samsung curved display panels

Huawei and Xiaomi to launch curved smartphones using Samsung, LG display panels

BY Bethwel Njore / May 5, 2016
BY Bethwel Njore / May 5, 2016 / News

While flat devices may have been a hit in the past, curved displays appear to be a thing of the future. This is evident, especially given that giant OEMs like Samsung and LG have been incorporating it for a while now, not to mention our modern-day televisions.

Perhaps to follow in this footsteps, Huawei and Xiaomi OEMs are rumored to be working on new smartphones packing curved displays that will be sourced from Samsung and LG panels; this comes from a new report that has surfaced from MyDrivers Chinese site.

Reportedly, Samsung’s display panels will be used by Huawei, while Xiaomi will take advantage of an LG-based panel. Both the Chinese OEMs are supposedly set to release the smartphones boasting the curved displays in September this year.

Rumors say that the curved display device to be created by Huawei will be known as Mate Edge, and like Vivo’s Xplay 5 and Blackberry Priv, are said to be based on the dual curved OLED display technology from Samsung. The handset is also said to come running on Huawei’s in-house processor, Kirin 950 complemented with 4GB of RAM. As for how much the smartphone will cost, its pricing point will be set around 4,000 Yuan, which is approximately $617.

On the other end, Xiaomi will make use of LG’s flexible display on its allegedly upcoming device to be referred to as “Mi Edge” or “Mi Note Edge”. In terms of what design the display will embody, the report indicates that it will curved edge, even though as we all know LG is yet to officially introduce a device with curved edge panels on its sides. It is more likely that the device would the same display found on LG’s G Flex smartphones.

Under its hood, the Xiaomi product is speculated to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, a RAM of 4 GB and main camera of 16 MP. In contrast to the highly priced Huawei device, Xiaomi’s handset is expected to retail at 3,000 Yuan or rather US$463.

If there is any truth in this report, then it will prove beneficial for both Samsung and LG, as well as help cement the relationship between them and their rival OEMs. In addition, it will be more curious to see just how the LG dual curved display panels will look like on its Xiaomi rival, as opposed to how the familiar Samsung curved display panels will appear on the Huawei device.

 

What are your thoughts on this new development? Are you expecting something new entirely or something we’ve already seen? Would a Huawei or Xiaomi curved display device be worth a buy? Let us know in the comments below.



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