[News] Xiaomi's next flagship to sport a 6-inch OLED display from Samsung

2017-07-17 14:08:29
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Hey Mi fans,

If you thought Apple was the sole winner of Samsung Display's recent expansion of its smartphone OLED display business, think again. A new report from Korean publication The Bell says Chinese powerhouse Xiaomi has recently signed a deal with Samsung for a supply of several million panels for its upcoming 2018 flagship.

The deal reportedly went through following a failed cooperation with LG Display, which fell through due to a delay in the building of a new plant. Curiously, this shift also impacted the unnamed device's design, as LG's display was 5.5 inched in diagonal, while Samsung's is now a 6-inch one instead.

The shipments are reported to start this December, with an initial supply of 1 million, and a subsequent one of 2.2 million more the next month.

When hearing this piece of news, it's easy for one's mind to jump straight to the rumored Xiaomi Mi 7 (whose code name is reportedly "Chiron"). And on first glance, it seems to fit the bill, as reported specifications for it include a 6-inch display, and it certainly fits the bill for a "flagship." However, the source of these specifications claims the display will come from JDI, which has nothing to do with both LG and Samsung.

So there's two possible options: either that one of the two sources has their info wrong, or the device in question isn't actually the Chiron at all. So when it comes to flagships, we have a couple of other options to choose from: either something in the company's Redmiseries, or perhaps even the long-awaited successor to last year's Mi MIX.

Whatever the case, though, the move to 6 inches is giving us the impression that this might be yet another device to adopt the trend of the ultra tall display ratio — sure, 16:9 6-inchers are nothing new, but they have historically been more niche devices, and usually don't sport high-end specs. Or in other words, they don't fit the bill when it comes to the term "flagship."


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amaya | from Redmi Note 4


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Siva Abhi | from MI MAX


That will be a great reason to buy, but there should be a great work on camera department too
2017-07-17 15:27:58
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SangramjitM | from Redmi Note 3


when performance meets great viewing, it will be a winner for Us
2017-07-17 20:01:45

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Prem | from Redmi Note 4


Good informative and useful information thanks for sharing this with us. Samsung best display for mobiles.
2017-07-17 20:03:38

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SAM KHADRI | from Redmi Note 3


2017-07-17 20:53:05

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Asha@63. | from Redmi Note 4


Thanks for sharing
2017-07-17 21:53:57

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Singhboy | from Redmi Note 3


great news   
2017-07-17 22:01:52

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ratchaz | from Redmi 3S


What wow dear ?? its for china not india. No flagship phones for india, so no matter either they use oled, amoled or saphire.
2017-07-17 22:40:53
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