CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, 6.1in beast made official

CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, 6.1in beast made officialChinese manufacturer Huawei is a busy bee over at CES 2013 in Las Vegas this week. Already this morning we’ve taken a peek – of sorts – at the Windows Phone-rockin’ Huawei Ascend W1.

One of Huawei’s other big players is the Ascend Mate, notable for its colossal 6.1in display.

We first learned of the beastly chap back in October, and now Huawei Ascend Mate specs and what not have been made official.

The Huawei Ascend Mate’s 6.1in display has a resolution of 720 x 1280 (241 PPI), with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB internal storage (with microSD compatibility).

On Huawei Ascend Mate OS duties, it’s Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), while the rear camera is of the 8MP variety. Front side, you’ll find a 1MP shooter.

One of the big talking points with the Huawei Ascend Mate (other than the gigantic display) is its monstrous 4,050mAh battery.

In combination with some smart power management type stuff, Huawei claims you’ll ultimately get two days’ use on a single charge. Can’t argue with that.

There’s no word on Huawei Ascend Mate price or availability just yet, but we’ll relay that junk just as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, what are you thinking? Gimme gimme gimme, or way too big?

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:17

Is it me, or do all these new devices look exactly the same?

Anyway, I like the sound of it. I won't be getting one, but I think other manufacturers are starting to realise what Samsung realised with the original Note; there's money to be made from "phablets".

Pondlife  Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:21

Seems odd to me though 5" phone 1080p 6.1" 720p battery is tablet sized at least but I guess so pretty much is the phone..

yeahhhh  Jan. 8, 2013 at 13:45

Screen & battery sizes are great, resolution is a disappointment. Hopefully Note III is 1080p.
Put another shrimp on the barbie, mate.

BEEPBEEP123  Jan. 8, 2013 at 22:52

1GB RAM! That's gonna be enoug?

Pondlife  Jan. 9, 2013 at 00:09

Well I'll always take more ram if given but it should be fine, n7 seems to cope..

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 9, 2013 at 00:44

Well I'll always take more ram if given but it should be fine, n7 seems to cope..
Never had a RAM issue on my S2, either. That only had 1gb.

ian2606  Jan. 9, 2013 at 13:15

Seems like a good option for people who want a large screen phone.....I have the 5.3 original Note, and by the time I need to upgrade which will be May 2014, I will be looking at another large phone......Any other phone less than 5 inch looks tiny now that I am used to the Note....
The thing I like most with the Note is the S-pen......I use it most of the time as its more accurate than a finger and keeps screen clean of fingerprints.
If this phone had a stylus/s-pen then I would consider it......


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