Huawei just joined the CES 2013 frenzy by way of announcing two flagship smartphones, the first of which is the Ascend Mate which we told you about a couple of days ago. The Huawei Ascend Mate is still a smartphone despite the fact that it has a huge 6.1-inch display. It easily trumps the 5.5-inch display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. For those of you who dig the term “phablet” popularize by the Samsung Galaxy Note, well you can consider the Ascend Mate as such.
Aside from its huge screen display, the Huawei Ascend Mate runs on a 1.5GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and is packed with an equally large 4050 mAh battery. This battery pack features Quick Power control (QPC) and Automated Discontinous Reception (ADRX) which brings about better battery management efficiency and fast sharing technology.
Looking at its appearance, the Huawei Ascend Mate sports a slim and stylish design which according to Huawei fits comfortably in a single hand. It’s only 6.5mm thin.
The Huawei Ascend Mate runs on Android 4.1 and also features an 8MP AF rear-facing camera with HDR, 1.0MP HD front-facing camera, dual MIC noise reduction technology, Dolby sound system, and Augmented Reality navigation app.
Complete specs of the Huawei Ascend Mate are as follow:
- 6.1-inch 720p display @ 1280×720 pixels
- Gorilla Glass
- Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- 8MP camera 1080p
- Li-Ion 4050mAh battery
- Android Jellybean4.1.2
Huawei is set to release the Ascend Mate in China starting February 2013. No words yet on its pricing and whether it will be released in the international markets. But with such a powerful device, I’m pretty sure Huawei will make sure it reaches many Android smartphone fans soon.