Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch Smartphone
The massive 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone has been captured on video prior to it’s expected unveiling at CES 2013. A Huawei executive, identified as Richard Yu, was caught showing off the giant phone/tablet to a small crowd yesterday.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is rumored to feature a mammoth 1080p, 361 ppi 6.1-inch display, 1.8GHz quad-core processor bundled with 2GB of RAM and a giant 4,000mAh battery to power it all. The Ascend Mate is widely expected to be officially unveiled at CES 2013 and will primarily run up against another phablet powerhouse, the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
At 6.1-inches, the Huawei Ascend mate is a full 0.6 inches larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note II and truly pushes the limit at what can be categorically and functionally be used as a phone. However, Samsung are rumored to be producing an even larger 6.3-inch Note to bridge the size gap between the phablet and the 7-inch tablets.
Despite the extra size of the Ascend Mate, it’s just 9.9mm thick – only 0.5mm more than the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Huawei are believed to be aggressively pricing the Ascend Mate, with a pricetag of roughly $481. Further details on features and pricing of the Ascend Mate smartphone are expected to be confirmed in a few weeks at CES in Las Vegas.