I 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.