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Huawei executive tells Samsung GALAXY Note II buyers to wait for the Huawei phablet

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Huawei executive tells Samsung GALAXY Note II buyers to wait for the Huawei phablet
The Samsung GALAXY Note II

The Samsung GALAXY Note II

Back in October, a listing on the website of China's Huawei mentioned a new phone called the Huawei Ascend Mate. The device was listed with a 6.1 inch display, a full half inch larger than the screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, and featured resolution of 1080 x 1920. On Wednesday, the handset manufacturer's Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed that such a device is on the way.

While he wouldn't reveal any specs, including screen size, Chendong did call the Samsung GALAXY Note II "grossly overpriced"and told those looking to buy Samsung's phablet to hold off until Huawei releases its device. Chengdong promises his phablet will be cheaper and will outperform the GALAXY Note II. So how long is Huawei's Senior VP asking you to refrain from purchasing Samsung's latest phablet for? Not that long, according to Chendong who says his model will launch early next year.

source: CNMO (translate) via UnwiredView

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posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:33 10

1. ohiojosh78 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


The Huawei's screen is, "a full half foot larger than the screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II." Now that is a big (11.5") phone!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:46 8

17. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Tell the Chinese to wait for Huwee phablet but the World love Galaxy Note 2.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:54 1

32. MeoCao (unregistered)


I also highly doubt that Huawei can deliver the experience especially the software, but the spces look good indeed.

So a little wait does no harm.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 02:50 1

43. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2699; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


What specs? They revealed the resolution & screen size. Nothing more.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 07:06

48. MeoCao (unregistered)


The hardware must match the screen no doubt

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 09:04 1

54. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2699; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not necessarily.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 03:57 1

58. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Anybody thinking this Huawei handset will top the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has got to be kidding. Samsung blows away all in the industry period. Huawei is pretty comical.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:45 13

2. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Huawei is a joke

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 07:41

51. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The joke is on buyers of overpriced Samsung smartphones -- you get just about the same specs for less with Huawei devices, respectively. Samsung wants people to overpay hundreds of dollars for devices that won't hold their value. Most android users are better off buying the Huawei clones and save $$$$.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 13:58 1

57. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


with no future update? i think i pay more price and get update for 2 years

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 14:56 3

3. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


After the Chinese government gave them a laon for $20 billion for over sea projects, I don't think so. Maybe they stole technology from Samsung and want to cash in. It didn't stop them from stealing technology from Motorola and Cisco . All I know is there phones are weak, cheap, and mostly on pre paid carriers.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:38

13. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Thats mostly because the prepaid carriers are cheap, they dont buy the good stuff. Huawei has good stuff, its just not well known outside of the People's Republic.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:07 1

27. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 865; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


That was ZTE, not Huawei.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:19 3

36. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


No it was Huawei, watch 60 minutes sometimes you might learn something.

posted on 09 Dec 2012, 11:14

59. mcch5555 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


joke! Samsung got very high tect technolohy? Huawei want to steal their technology? Until today South Korea still is not able to launch rocket, Do you think S.Korea is Very-High tech country?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:01 7

4. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


zzz till we see something

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:03 10

5. Valdomero (Posts: 125; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


"Chengdong promises his phablet will be cheaper and will outperform the GALAXY Note II", The first might be true (a cheaper variant), but the latter I don't think so.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:20 4

9. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Agreed. Any China company can compete on price with cheaper labor but that does not mean the device is as robust nor the support for it makes it better at all.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:37 1

30. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yeah, everyone knows the Exynos is a killer chip. I don't think a little-known Chinese company will be able to compete against it.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:04 1

6. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Huawei where is the Mediapad 10 FHD that was debuted back in February? You need to start releasing this devices in the US and faster to be taken seriously.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:05 11

7. VictoriaBrownberry (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Huawei should consider adopting a new more universal/global/pleasant name. Every time i see that name I simply cannot ignore the image of back-alley Chinese kid throwing his hands up in a karate/fighting stance and screaming "HuaaaWeeei".

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:32 4

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Karate is from Japan..

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:41 3

14. jldleo (Posts: 34; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Kids from China can't throw their hands up in a karate/fighting stance?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:41 2

15. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Its like when you ask someone if they're white. Uh no, Im a bit of Irish, a little Scottish, some French.

Bitch those are all flavors of vanilla, how the F am I supposed to know the difference?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:15 4

29. SleepingOz (unregistered)


'coz you're an ignorant. =]

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 07:46

52. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Karate really comes from Okinawa via China. Back them, Okinawa was NOT part of Japan.

If anyone is IGNORANT, it's SleepingOz because anyone could have used their smartphone to verify this.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 08:34

53. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Haha nice try dude, but according to you, Ryukyu Islands are parts of which country exactly? China? LMAO!
It's like saying that the Apache culture is not American.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 09:39

55. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


SleepingOz,

You are SO EFFENING IGNORANT. When Karate was invented, what is now known as Okinawa was called "Ryukyu" and was an independent kingdom of Japan or China. Therefore, Karate IS NOT FROM JAPAN.

Japan invade these islands in the 1600's. SleepingOz is being dumb in defending his ignorance.

sources:
http://www.gojukai.com/originof.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawan_martial_arts

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 10:06

56. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Apache are NATIVE Americans -- there were Apaches BEFORE there was a USA.

SleepingOz, you keep making DUMB comments.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:02

33. MeoCao (unregistered)


Do you think Samsung should do the same?

The brand strength depends on the success of the products it represents and not how it sounds.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:18 3

8. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Easy to say and yet they lack the behind the scenes stuff to make it as successful. I say if they are that confident that its better than the Note 2, release it in the international market and see how well they do.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:22 2

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Yes let's hold off on the number on the Note 2, it's only coming from the number one android supplier and is one of the most popular cell phone/tablets there is for Hauwei's crap. No offense to them but come on, you can't compete with Samsung.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:01

19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


*lets hold off on the Note 2* wow i don't know what the heck happened there. lol

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:29 1

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


NOTE series gets too big to be comfortable for me.
Perfect size for me is the NEXUS phone. Why not just take a 7inch tab with a phone instead of going g thru a inch by inch (or millimeter) upgrade ... this madness has to stop somewhere.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:03 2

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Even with Skinny Jeans, the Note 2 can fit in your pocket. A 7 inch tablet, eh not so much. Also you can't or really shouldn't make phone calls on a 7 inch tablet where the Note 2 looks fine. Note 2 is for people who love big screens for media or have really big hands. I'm only 5 foot 10 and I weigh 180 pounds. I'm nowhere near a giant but the Note 2 feels comfortable to hold vs the original Note.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:15 1

22. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I think the Note 2 removes the need for a 7 inch tablet almost entirely.
Majority of reviewers agree with that.
And it blows any current 7 incher in terms of performance, features and functionality, all at the price of a high end smartphone.
Do the math

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:25

23. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I agree. My point was about the "Comfort
" of holding it "naturally" (I am growing old you see ;-)) . Obviosuly day is not far when ppl will be making calls from a 7 inch tablet also. Samsung already advertises one such tablet in India on TV ... my major point was about comfort ... and that's where 4.7inch is upper limit for me. As for video etc i would rather watch it on a 51 inch tv from 10 ft distance rather than watch it on a phablet and scr3w my eyes ... :)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:55

24. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Alright, but..
Watching a 51'' screen from a 10ft distance gives you smaller image than watching 5.5 screen from 1ft (normal holding distance)! :p

That's why I watch most movies on my phone now actually.. the ideal diagonal : watching distance ratio should be 1:3 at least, and in that regard my galaxy s3 beats out my tv

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 17:25 3

25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Exactly. Since I bought the Note 2, I have been watching tv shows/movies/youtube videos on my phone vs my 46 inch HDtv. It's the perfect device for me and I could care less for buying a 7 inch tablet ever since I bought the Note 2. Sure I could own a cell phone and also buy a 7 inch tablet, but the Note 2 pretty much gives you the best of both worlds.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:08

38. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Vision fatigue is more when watching on phone/tablet because the eye is constantly focusing on "moving" object so close to vision. "Human machine" was designed to be "hunters" with eyes for looking /focussing at distant objects more comfortably than focussing on objects so close. With technology has come the "booming" healthcare and health insursnce business :)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 21:31

39. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


You are right, technology HAS helped expand the Health care profession. NOW, instead of just putting leeches on people who are sick, we have machines that help diagnose issues and help doctors treat patients.

Isn't TECHNOLOGY grand!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:07 1

34. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't think Note 2 is better than N7 in entertainment, and N7 is way more affordable.

But it depends on the personal needs and taste of course.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 02:58

45. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Way more affordable?
With it you still need a phone, so add that on the price.
Note 2 can replace both a powerful smartphone, and a powerful tablet. It's much more affordable than those two put together

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 07:11

49. MeoCao (unregistered)


With only Note 2 you will have to compromise on entertainment, and for many Note 2 is too big as a phone.

So I say it's personal taste.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:45 1

16. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1056; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Yeah, like last time when they promised high end smarphones 20% cheaper than the competition. The result was that outside China they were even pricier than LG or Samsung.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 15:48

18. redmd (Posts: 909; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


they better stick to stock android because the nature UI is one of the more polished android skins. they will find it difficult to outperform the user experience.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 16:10

21. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


6.1 inches is a small tablet, not a phablet.
It just can't be used instead of a phone, genius.
And how dare you call the Note 2 grossly overpriced.. that's just low and dirty play.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:09

35. MeoCao (unregistered)


Every1 thought that 5" was a phablet, not a phone. But HTC proved it wrong.

We have to see what the design looks like.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 03:01

46. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Actually I was the one constantly repeating that it's not a phablet.
But 0.6'' is just too much on top of the Note 2.
There's just not enough bezel left

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 07:15

50. MeoCao (unregistered)


If you keep Note 2 as standard then it's just too big. But I think that size will have some advantages and disadvantages comparing to Note 2.

So you have to see the design to judge which one is better for you.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 17:31

26. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I haven't read many positive things about Huawei. I think I'd rather stick to Samsung until they can prove themselves worthy.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:12

28. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Who dares call the note 2 glossy over priced s**t? Every reviewer knows that no phone or phablet on the market is as complete as the note. Its got features than any gadget I can think.some of the features I even wish my windows machine should have. Till Samsung murders their on kid with the note 3 I will simple say its the dopest piece of tech ever made.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:47

31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


6 in i BE DAMN if they add a extra inch THEN IT WOULD BE CALLED A PHABLET. Very interested that Huawei is taking up a notch to the next level. But as for me I'm waiting for GOOGLE I/O & THE GS IV next year

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 19:54

37. mydi.maus (unregistered)


samsung note ll going down.release the beast huawei.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 00:10

40. saiki4116 (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


It's the combination of software and hardware that's propelling note II...Huawei might get some good hardware, but they cannot beat out samsung in software..

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 00:28 1

41. Schuler2828 (Posts: 58; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Im confused why would I wait for this when its a tablet and I'm looking at a phablet?

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 02:05

42. mfdfire15 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


My Galaxy Note 2 is all i need why go bigger.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 02:52 2

44. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2699; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree, until I dump my Note 2 for a Note 3 next year.

posted on 10 Dec 2012, 06:13

60. mfdfire15 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


That would be the only reason why i would replace my Note 2 would be for a Note 3.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 05:00

47. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


The biggest problem about Huawei that their high end products are overpriced. Oppo find 5 is the best phablet I will say.

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