Gigantic 6.9-inch Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks

Remember a few years ago when manufacturers were racing to make phones bigger and bigger and bigger? We finally hit the 5-inch mark with reasonable bezels, and, for the most part, decided that was good enough. There are still some outliers in the 5.5 to 6-inch range, and Samsung’s Note line has always pushed the boundaries, but the days of the almost-tablet (remember phablets?) are over.

Well, they were. Huawei’s going back to 2014.

The latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro has leaked and is rumored to sport an enormous 6.9-inch OLED display supplied by Samsung. That’s basically a tablet, as even in 2018 you can pretty commonly find 7-inch tablets still on the market.

Of course, there’s bound to be some high-end improvements to make this rumored Mate 20 Pro easier to use. Phones have razor thin bezels now, and the larger screens are exaggerated a bit by notches all over the place. Most phones are opting for a taller 18:9 aspect ratio now instead of the older 16:9 displays, which helps quite a bit for usability, and I’d expect Huawei to utilize all of this to make a phone that’s actually still usable.

But for those of you who really just want a tablet-sized phone, Huawei might just be selling the cure. If these rumors pan out, anyway. Keep your eyes peeled.

source: The Bell
via: XDA Developers

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About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.