Likely Huawei Ascend Mate 2 front panel leaks out, still a 6.1-inch giant
Snaps of the front panel of a device that looks suspiciously alike to the gigantic Huawei Ascend Mate have been leaked by French Nowhereelse, revealing that a possible successor may be in the works as we speak. The alleged Ascend Mate 2 is reported to sport the exact same 6.1-inch screen as its forerunner, though it does appear to have grown in size, as you can see in the gallery below.
Considering some of the competition, the Huawei Ascend Mate may not appear that much of a giant, but do keep in mind that at 6.1-inches, there are a less than a handful of devices that tout a more impressive diagonal. Despite it's awesome size and generally great specs, however, the Ascend Mate doesn't seem to have been much of a hit with consumers. This could be due to a number of reasons – the IPS display, for one, is far from satisfactory at 720x1280 (241ppi). Moreover, Huawei's Emotion UI on top of the now aged Android 4.1.2 isn't everybody's cup of tea either, especially in the West, where the company is struggling to win over hearts.
Huawei Ascend Mate 2?
1. redmd (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Aside from the not-so-flagship specs (1GB RAM), buyers in the west are hesitant to get one for "security" reasons.
6. pwnarena (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
because the US government specifically mentioned huawei as one of the tech suppliers they suspect of being engaged in espionage work.
9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Hilariously the very government accusing Huawei is the one reading your e-mail, watching your video chat, checking your data and listening to your voice call, how about that dude, how about that? :D
16. pwnarena (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
realistically speaking, i'd rather be watched than be deliberately censored by my government. go to china and experience the best of internet and media freedom if that's what you like. enjoy tainted products and make the most of the blessings of being raised with counterfeits.
just a matter of choice.
oh my forefathers were chinese and they left their homeland for some better place.
18. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Yet still many chinese, including my grandparents choose to live there, just because yours did doesn't make any other place better for over a 100 million other folks, what with gun crime and stabbings a common occurrence in most, if not all democratic places. Let's not turn this into a syria/political like discussion.
8. muhsen (Posts: 259; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
ascend mate has 2 gig ram and a quad core cortex A9. that's equivalent to Note 2 :/
also, huawei is relatively selling well in the uk. better educate urself b4 commenting
12. artealis (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)
better educate urself b4 commenting...
there are 2 version of ascent mate, one with 2GB ram and other with 1GB ram, the different is the one with 1gb ram have glossy plastic cover at the back.
where you will find 1gb ascend mate? check australia and indonesia.
so better educate your self b4 commenting sir :D
20. qwanraj (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2013)
Never seen the 1gb version every. You should get educated. Even if it exists it has to be cheaper than the 2GB version. The 2GB is excellent value for money costing almost half of any phone that matches its specs.
14. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)
Lmao most average consumers don't even know about these so called "security concerns". The basic smartphone user don't spend time on sites like this. Get from under your rock. Besides Huawei has a phone for Metro PCS that has beem selling like hotcakes. You don't see those people worrying about being spied on. To be honest anyone who worries about that only worry for a min then go on about their lives. You seem to be one of those people who obsess over it but still use the same tech LMAO!
19. qwanraj (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2013)
Ascend Mate has 2GB ram. I own one a quad core 1.5 ghz processor a 16 core graphic processor, gorilla glass that does not scratch and ............wait for it...........a scratch proof back. Some new age rubberized material than never gets scratches.
The phone only has some issues with the UI and the home brewed CPU and GPU that tends not to work well with major games but they keep releasing fixes
I want to contact Huwaie and give them some ideas for ascend mate 2. They have hit the nail with this one and I just want to drive it in with 2.
4000 mah battery is the best lasts one day easily and 2 days most of the times.
2. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
still not convinced.. and a lot to choose from, that's why people skip their product..
3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1860; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Nice... but needs better hardware, to handle android OS..
5. pwnarena (Posts: 899; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
looks like the latter half of the year is the time for introducing the slimmest phone bezels. sony, unfortunately, is not interested to follow suit.
10. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Meizu MX3 is also supposed to have a very thin bezel measuring only little more than a mm, I'm quite disappointed with how the note 3's turned out, more bezel than ever. the black prototype front fascia looked better than the crappy white version.
11. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Damn Huawei, you just blew the competition of the water!! Release this as soon as possible, I wanna throw my money at it!!
13. affandi (Posts: 85; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
How big can this screen be? Looks almost like a 6.5 inch to me, in a body that's almost the same size as the original Mate, wow im just so amazed right now :o
17. livyatan (Posts: 691; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Thinnest bezels I've seen so far.
Had Sony done something like this with their ultra, it may had a chance on the market