I got into trouble a while back for suggesting that phablets such as the LG Optimus Vu and Samsung Galaxy Note were pushing the boundaries of what you can acceptably refer to as a phone – everyone being entitled to an opinion, and all that.
So it's not difficult to guess where I stand on the rumoured Huawei Ascend Mate, a 6.1-incher that Huawei's senior VP Yu Chengdong has been talking up in a big way on Chinese social network Weibo.
In terms of specs, the vital statistics Chengdong quotes largely confirm or build slightly on what we already gleaned from Huawei's own website in China back in October.
That would be a 6.1in display (full HD, natch), a third-generation Huawei K3V3 quad-core processor running at 1.8GHz, a full 2GB of RAM and a whopper of a 4,000mAh battery, which we're willing to bet you'll need every bit of given the highbrow specs.
Unsurprisingly, Android Jelly Bean is being lined up to run the show on the OS front.
Chances are this phablet beast will show its very large face at CES in Las Vegas early in the new year. And if Chengdong is to be believed, it should be quite something.
According to iTechNews, which surfaced his comments, the Ascend Mate will have a “cooler industrial design, more stunning display, slimmer bezel, more powerful hardware, better grip, and longer battery life”. Oh, and it'll be less expensive than its rivals too.
We're waiting for confirmation on whether it can walk on water too.