Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone

Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone

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.

  1. Of recent interest is Huawei Technologies and its long term work to supply China with high tech and to give aid to terrorist sponsoring regimes.

  2. 22 January 2008
    Huawei Technologies and its role in terrorism
    Of recent interest is Huawei Technologies and its long term work to supply China with high tech and to give aid to terrorist sponsoring regimes. The WSJ on 12 OCT 2007 had an article on the problems with Huwei Technologies and Bain Capital, the firm that Mitt Romney helped to run (Source: Globalsecurity’s cache of DHS documents):
    3Com says sensitive data won’t flow to Huawei. 3Com Corp. tried to allay concerns over a proposed sale of the company to Bain Capital Partners LLC and Huawei Technologies Co., a telecommunications company with close ties to the Chinese government, saying the Chinese company won’t have access to “sensitive” U.S. technology. 3Com, a Massachusetts networking-equipment and network-security-systems company, and private-equity firm Bain Capital said they notified the U.S. government that Huawei won’t have any operational control and won’t be able to make decisions for 3Com if the deal goes through. Bain, which agreed Sept. 28 to buy most of 3Com for $2.2 billion, or $5.30 a share, said last week that it would submit the proposed transaction to national-security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. Companies generally submit deals to government review as a defense measure. The government can unwind deals that weren’t reviewed if it later determines the deal is a threat to national security. The proposed acquisition of 3Com, which counts the U.S. Defense Department among its customers, was expected to generate government scrutiny because of concerns over Huawei’s government ties. Bain would retain a majority stake in 3Com, while Huawei would hold a minority stake, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Huawei, which is 3Com’s largest customer, will appoint three of 11 board members if the acquisition goes through, according to the filing. 3Com said it relied solely on Bain Capital for information about arrangements with Huawei.
    The fascinating thing about this is: how did Huawei get into a position to look at 3COM? That takes a bit of digging to find out in the telecom and networking market, but comes up with a surprising source: Cisco Systems.
    Not directly, mind you, Huawei had copied technology from Cisco systems (hardware and software) that infringed upon patents as seen in a NYT story of 24 JAN 2003. Cisco was not pleased with that and brought a lawsuit against Huawei, naming Huawei, FutureWei and Huawei America Inc. as those that were part of the complaint. By 02 OCT 2003 (again at NYT) the suit would be suspended for 6 months if Huawei agreed to modify its equipment and the critical juncture comes with 3COM here:
    Huawei’s modifications will be reviewed by independent experts over that period. Both companies said they expected the agreement to lead to an end to the legal dispute.
    The agreement could also significantly benefit 3Com, the Cisco competitor that entered into a joint venture with Huawei earlier this year. 3Com intervened in the lawsuit and has also agreed to the stay.
    ”As part of the agreement, Huawei has stopped selling the products at issue in Cisco’s lawsuit and will only offer for sale new modified products on a worldwide basis,” a Cisco spokeswoman, Penny Bruce, said.

  3. I am really surprised that the market hasn’t been flooded faster with phablets. People that need larger text and don’t want to mess around with the settings, not having two items. Companies need to make money though. Now it will be a trend.

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