Huawei shoots for gold with 6.1" Ascend Mate - "the largest screen smartphone" gets the largest 4050 mAh battery
"The HUAWEI Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs," said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. "The HUAWEI Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology available to more people globally."
HUAWEI Ascend Mate has a screen-to-body ratio of 73% – the highest in the industry – which maximizes your viewing pleasure for emails, documents, video or games. The 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 for unsurpassed clarity and color accuracy, and ’Magic Touch’ which provides enhanced screen responsiveness even with gloves. The Ascend Mate is slim and stylish, designed to fit comfortably in a single hand at just 6.5mm thin at its narrowest part.
HUAWEI Ascend Mate features a 4050 mAh battery and Huawei’s Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. With Huawei’s QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology, the smartphone provides up to two days of ordinary useage on a single charge. It has the fastest battery charging capability of smartphones in its range, which saves over 30% of battery charging time.
Together with global roaming functionality, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate supports five frequency bands making this smartphone perfect for international travelers. Its dual-antenna design supports high power data transmission and is optimized with maximum ratio combining method, to increase network reception by up to 2.5dB and providing an increase of 20 to 30% of overall network coverage.
Operating on Android 4.1 and featuring an 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR and 1.0-megapixel HD front-facing camera, HUAWEI Ascend Mate also provides dual MIC noise reduction technology, Dolby® sound system and stereo recording. HUAWEI Ascend Mate features an Augmented Reality navigation application to help reach your destination, ’smart reading’ functionality allowing quick reference to dictionaries, Wikipedia and Google Search pages, and ’swift sharing’ to upload pictures, videos and other files two- to three-times faster than other smartphone users in a Wi-Fi environment.
Available in crystal black and pure white, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate will be on sale in China in Feburary 2013.
2. andro. posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:16 4 1
Seeing as 1080p is the standard this year even on screens Huawei are at a loss at the start with a screen this big and 720p. Judgement should definietly be reserved till the device is properly unveiled and reviewed but its an unfortuate negative start,you can be fully sure the Gnote 3 will be 1080p for instance.
9. BadAssAbe posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:55 4 1
Really? 1080P is overrated. Anyone who says otherwise is a idiot that fell for apple's marketing. Most laptops are 720p and I hear noone complaining about them. 720P is more than enough on anything smaller than 10in's.
I rather have 720 with great battery life
1080 with less battery life
24. Mobilephile posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:16 0 0
I second...1080P is overrated. what next 1600? 1900? From a normal arm lengths distance, the difference is undetectable by the viewable eye. Everyone is buying into the media hype and marketing
27. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 08 Jan 2013, 15:18 0 0
Normally I would agree with you but when you are pushing up to the 6-7 inch display marker, having a 1080p display would benefit it greatly. I don't personally have a problem with the Note 2's display or resolution but at 6.1 inches and it being 2013, yea they should have put a 1080p display on this and battery life won't be an issue with it having a 4050 mAh battery. I personally would buy a Nexus 7 over this as the display size is getting way too close and the fact that this phone's UI looks bad.
28. BadAssAbe posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:33 0 0
I read all these post on my Motorola Xoom and not once did i have to zoom in to read the small text.
720P 10.1in Screen
1080 on 10in, okay
anything smaller not needed
3. raphael007 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:21 0 0
I really don't see the use of the bigger screen if the details are not crisper. As far as the brand itself I will have to see how it does against samsung. i love my Galaxy note 2, this would have o be very more, much ,more interesting to have me regret buying it just a month ago.
4. Hammerfest posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:26 3 0
I love the huge area of wasted space on the bottom of the device where the buttons SHOULD be, but they decide to go with soft buttons (which can and do freeze up, and change position)...
Id be more friendly to soft buttons if they actually extended the screen down into the area where the buttons SHOULD go instead of wasting precious screen space on the damn things...
Soft buttons: dumbest idea ever (thanks to poor execution)
5. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:26 1 2
Man android users even prejudiced against android, if it isn't Htc Samsung or Motorola.
6. gazmatic posted on 07 Jan 2013, 16:27 3 0
Apparently if it's not Samsung it isn't worth it.... Tsk tsk tsk
10. techguy22 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:01 0 1
no thanks. not HTC or sammy dont care. motorola where are you ? :(
and 720P on 6.1 ah
11. joseph98 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:02 0 0
Is the 6.1 inch screen is accounted for with the touch bottons on the screen since there is no physical botons like the galaxy note II pure 5.5 inch?
If yes then we are only using about 5.7 - 5.8 inch only.
I will stick with my note II for now. Sorry but I love my S-Pen and don't think I just need a larger phone with less features.
12. jbitounis posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:15 0 0
This is getting ridiculous, OEMs are totally missing the point. On the plus side, I know what smartphone I'll be buying to my grandmother.
13. speckledapple posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:25 0 0
Loving the battery size but i think the gnote 3 is more of my speed when it comes out. Looks like they arent playing games anymore. Let's hope they can support it as well.
14. kevjohn posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:40 0 0
I was seriously considering getting this, ugly bezel and all. The lack of expandable storage is a 100% deal-breaker for me though. Guess I'll have to pony up the $300-400 extra dollars for the GN2 after all.
26. kevjohn posted on 08 Jan 2013, 11:50 0 0
According to the spec sheets on this site, it doesn't.
19. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 19:03 0 0
U should check it out when it comes out in a few months. I saw it, but u couldn't hold it, it was behind glass. Tomorrow is the actual start of CES, it'll be more hands on tomorrow.
15. dragonscourgex posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:42 0 0
Too big for me. I'm sure some will like it. Design is lacking in my opinion also.
16. InspectorGadget80 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:42 0 0
JAW DROPPING AT THE BATTERY. But sadden buy the 720P hd resolution when everyone else gets a 1080P Includes the NOTE III later this year
17. marchels14 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:48 0 1
Nothing can break gn2 it is the best phablet in the market and 6.1 is too big five inches is the best size for a phone.
20. darkkjedii posted on 07 Jan 2013, 19:04 0 0
I think u had better reserve judgement. This thing is a beast and its gorgeous n person.
21. Twisted247 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 20:07 0 0
For being that damned big they needed the 1080p display along with a really good camera front and back to sell this thing. not to mention having their inhouse processor wont help engage sells.
22. Wiki_jaan posted on 07 Jan 2013, 21:46 0 0
now samsung should do something better s4 n note3
23. steelicon posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:13 0 0
Not so fast! The LARGEST capacity battery for a phone is... the INNOS D9 / Cloudfone Thrill 430X with 4160mAh.
29. oldmandaddy posted on 09 Jan 2013, 23:40 0 0
this is going to be Samsung killer in the next three years.