Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1in beast shown off ahead of official CES launch

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1in beast shown off ahead of official CES launchI fondly recall the stir the original Samsung Galaxy Note made, with many dismissing the 5.3in “phablet” as “too big”. Of course, it went on to sell several million units.

Things are set to get even crazier next year with a wave of smartphones breaking the 6in mark, and one of those is the Huawei Ascend Mate. Somewhat bizarrely, it’s been shown off in a Huawei store ahead of its highly anticipated CES appearance.

Huawei executive Richard Yu couldn’t keep it in his pants at the weekend, whipping out his big 6.1in beast and teasing it to the delight of shoppers in a Guangzhou Huawei store.

The 6.1in Huawei Ascend Mate was originally rumoured back in October, and it’s since been confirmed for CES – alongside the Windows Phone-based Huawei Ascend W1 and something called the Huawei Ascend D2.

Rumoured Huawei Ascend Mate specs include a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a suitably meaty 4,000mAh battery. The 6.1in display will yield a PPI of 361, with Yu confirming the presence of LTPS (low temperature polysilicon).

CES gets underway on January 8. In the meantime, check out this not-hugely-interesting Huawei Ascend Mate video on YouTube, which was taken in the offending Guangzhou Huawei store.

via: Engadget

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 24, 2012 at 14:44

6.1" is getting awfully close to holding a Nexus 7 up to your face to use as a phone...

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 24, 2012 at 15:42

Depends on the bezel? Galaxy tab and N7 have quite a lot of bezel, no? Note 2 would be the limit (but peeps said that about 4.3 inches 2 years ago)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 24, 2012 at 15:50

Depends on the bezel? Galaxy tab and N7 have quite a lot of bezel, no? Note 2 would be the limit (but peeps said that about 4.3 inches 2 years ago)
True, though the N2 has about as little bezel as possible without your hand unintentionally activating the edge of screen all the time, so this Huawei will almost definitely be even bigger than the N2. I would agree that the N2 is about the limit of usability, though less than three years ago I was still using a Tocco Ultra Edition as my main phone and I thought that was big...oh how times change...

mullerman  Dec. 24, 2012 at 18:49

Difficult to source Asus, Huawei and Acer.

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