A new report from TENAA (Chinese Telecommunications equipment certification center) has suggested that a Huawei is going to launch a smartphone with model number NEO-AL00 along with 512GB of on onboard memory and a 6GB of RAM. Though it’s just a rumor so far, but if it turns out to be true, NEO-AL00 will set a new record as the maximum storage capacity ever on any smartphone is 256GB.
Most interestingly, Huawei isn’t running its own mobile storage production plants neither it’s having the technology to manufacture 512 memory chips. It ultimately leads to the question whether Huawei is set to announce the technology. However, it has been rumored that Samsung might supply the chips since previous year Samsung had announced to begin the mass production of the first 512GB UFS storage for devices. To be noted, Samsung is the largest flash storage supplier for smartphones on the market this time around.
Let’s go back to the Neo-AL00, we’re running short on information to go by. Nevertheless, Huawei is developing a concept device under its Mate series called “Huawei Mate X” and it might be the same device. The Mate X was developed under the smartphone category by the European company last month.
Besides, it’s not clear if the Huawei NEO-AL00 is as same as the Huawei P20 Pro, but it would indeed make sense.
Altogether, Huawei wants to be the first manufacturer by launching a 512GB flagship smartphone before a rival device maker such as Samsung or Vivo do it. As mentioned above, Samsung has started the mass production of the first 512GB UFS storage chips for devices in December, so while it seems like Huawei maybe one of the first companies about to announce a phone with that huge storage. It most likely won’t be the last.