Reports state that Huawei, along with Xiaomi, is going to launch mobile phones that will have an “edge” over their competition come this September. The Chinese tech media outlet MyDrivers hints out that the two mobile manufacturers are now working hard in developing mobile phones that will follow in the footsteps of Samsung’s fascination for curved technologies.
Huawei and Xiaomi Reported to Make Curved Display Devices for September
It would seem that the luxurious and slightly sci-fi look of Samsung’s line of Edge devices had caught the attention of mobile manufacturers, namely that of Huawei and Xiaomi. Even though curved displays only have a few advantages to flat screens, the rounded-edge displays do make for a magnetic attraction. Smartphone manufactures, such as Vivo and Blackberry, implemented such a design choice to their Xplay 5 and Priv devices, respectively. However, the design still has some way to go before becoming commonplace in today’s tech times.
As for the report stated in MyDrivers, the next smartphone to be announced by the Chinese mobile manufacturer will be called the Xiaomi Mi Edge or Mi Note Edge and it is said that it will sport a curved-screen. However, there is a downside to this rumor as the company already has a model that goes by the name of Mi Note. Therefore, it does breed skepticism that a Mi Note Edge will be announced, or let alone be released.
There are sources that are familiar with the topic note that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will purchase its curved displays from another tech giant, LG. However, LG did not present any Edge-like prototype handset during last year’s CES 2015. It might be that the OEM aims at convincing other smartphone manufacturers to purchase the technology. Therefore, we might see some sort of tie-in with LG and Xiaomi in the future.
In a more intriguing rumor, the source of the recent leak does mention that Huawei will be purchasing dual-curved displays from South Korean tech giant Samsung. Furthermore, the suggested name of the upcoming handset is that of the “Huawei Edge Mate.” Still, it is recommended to take all these leaks and rumors as a big grain of salt first and we should just wait for official news from the mobile phone companies to be released about the smartphones. It should be noted, however, that having a September announcement for the phones would line up rather well with this year’s IFA event.