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Report: HUAWEI is planning a stylus-equipped smartphone
According to the Korean media, Huawei has been mulling over development of a new super-size smartphone, complete with its own stylus technology. HUAWEI is said to have been in talks with a couple of digital stylus manufacturers in the country, implying that the growing Chinese smartphone company could launch a competitor to Samsung’s world renowned Galaxy Note series in the future.
Apparently, HUAWEI originally approached Wacom, the company that developed the S Pen in conjunction with Samsung. However, the two were unable to reach an agreement, as there is presumably some exclusivity deal regarding S Pen technology. HUAWEI has now managed to find a competitor that can produce a digitizer with a price and performance that will “compete with Wacom’s products”.
We don’t have any other information about who is said to be producing the stylus, the type of features that HUAWEI may have planned, or what the smartphone’s hardware could be like. HUAWEI has previously considered adding a stylus to its Ascend Mate products, so the feature will most likely be implemented one of HUAWEI’s higher-end models.
If the rumor turns out to be true, we still don’t know for certain if HUAWEI will end up putting a stylus into a future product. Although, such a feature might make a nice companion to the Force Touch technology that HUAWEI unveiled just a few weeks ago. The company has also recently been rumored to be picking up some of Samsung’s curved AMOLED display technology, possibly to use in a smartphone due for release in early 2016.
Are you still waiting for a real competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note range and could HUAWEI pull off such a phone?