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The Huawei Mate RS featured OLED panels made by LG

The Porsche Design Mate RS. (Source: Geek Culture)
The Porsche Design Mate RS. (Source: Geek Culture)
Huawei's new Mate RS features technology that hasn't been seen on smartphones before, which is about par considering its hefty $2000 price tag. The device also uses OLED panels made by LG—particularly noteworthy after the issues with the LG V30 and Pixel 2 XL's displays.
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Huawei released the Mate RS alongside the P20 devices on March 27. The device was something of a vanity project by Huawei, as it has a claim to being the most powerful smartphone ever produced. The Mate RS was launched with a rather impressive specifications sheet, including a tri-rear camera setup (40 MP + 20 MP + 8MP), up to 512 GB of storage, a microcapsule PCM cooling system, and an OLED 2K display with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

It would seem that the OLED panel used on the Mate RS was produced by LG. The company has taken to using OLED displays on the Pro versions of its Mate flagships. The Mate 10 Pro, for example, also featured a FHD+ OLED display, albeit one made by BOE. The Mate RS, however, uses one made by LG, which could signal the start of a partnership between LG Display and Huawei.

Of course, there's a caveat to that. LG may be the kings of OLED TVs but the South Korean company has only just dabbled in the smartphone market for the first time. As a result, panels made by the company so far have been far from the best, with the Pixel 2 XL and LG V30—both with LG OLED panels—suffering from sub-par displays. 

We can only hope LG has smoothened out the kinks in its manufacturing technology, as it would be a shame to shell out the US$2000 for the Mate RS, and get a smartphone with a poor display.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-04- 6 (Update: 2018-04- 6)