Curved display smartphones are a thing these days. Samsung has released quite a few such smartphones thus far, starting with the Galaxy Note Edge which was introduced in September 2014. Since then, the company has announced the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy S7 Edge, all of which sported curved displays. It is also worth mentioning that Vivo released a smartphone with the ‘Dual Edge’ display recently as well (Xplay 5), and it resembles Samsung’s S7 Edge handset in many ways as far as the design is concerned, mainly because of that display.
We’ve seen a number of reports surfaced in the last couple of months claiming that a number of China-based smartphone manufacturers plan to release smartphones with curved displays. Well, a new report has surfaced in China earlier today, and it claims that Xiaomi and Huawei plan to use Samsung’s and LG’s panels in order to release their very own curved display smartphones. As you probably already know, Huawei and Xiaomi are the largest smartphone manufacturers in China at the moment, the two companies are battling it out hard for the market share in their homeland. It seems like the two companies believe that smartphones with curved panels would speak to consumers and help them move forward.
The report claims that Huawei is planning to release a smartphone called Mate Edge, which will sport Samsung’s curved display. The device is also expected to ship with the Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core processor, and 4GB of RAM. As far as Xiaomi is concerned, the report claims that the company is working on the Snapdragon 820-powered Mi Edge or Mi Note Edge smartphone which will also ship with 4GB of RAM. Now, both Huawei and Xiaomi-branded smartphones with curved displays are expected to arrive in September this year, if this report is to believed that is. It is possible that both companies plan to unveil these handsets during IFA in Berlin, but we’re only guessing at this point, the timing fits though. Either way, stay tuned, we’ll report back as soon as more info surfaces, as always.