It’s been almost three years since the release of the first smartphone with a curved screen. Popular tech giants like Samsung and LG are already into the business of building curved screens and Huawei is set to join the league to launch its first ever curved screen smartphone soon.
Going by reports of a leakster, the device in question is supposedly to come in the second half of this year and it could be the second-generation of the Huawei Mate S launched in 2015.Unlike the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S7 Edge, the Huawei Mate S2 will sport a double-curved display technology.
Owing to it stellar looks and design, the new device is likely to fall in the elite category with Samsung and Apple. Other features of the smartphone will be revealed eventually in the following months. The first-generation Mate S is the first announced, top-tier smartphone to feature a pressure-sensitive display with Apple’s iPhone 6s lagging in the second spot.
Huawei’s Mate S line is popular with the media for its trendy and advanced technology, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the company adopts curvy glass design for its next Mate S version. PhoneArena reports that a possible official announcement is likely in September, following the one-year release cycle of the Mate S launched at the IFA in 2015.
Huawei made it to the third spot, after Samsung and Apple, selling 108 million smartphones last year. While the tech company witnessed a 44 percent increase in sales last year, analysts have found that it has chances to earn 30 percent year-on-year growth in shipments in 2016, reports IBTimes.
The Shenzhen-based company has big plans for the future by becoming the numero uno, leaving Apple and Samsung behind by 2021, as said by a top executive in an interview to CNBC. “We hope that in three years our market share can be top two and in five years our market share can be top one,” according to Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business group.
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