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The Huawei Ascend Mate, a 6.1 inch 1080p beast, gets impromptu introduction at a Huawei store

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The Huawei Ascend Mate, a 6.1 inch 1080p beast, gets impromptu introduction at a Huawei store
If you had a phone with a 6.1 inch screen in your pocket, could you really keep quiet about it until CES in January? Huawei Chariman Richard Yu finally snapped at a Huawei store in Guangzhou on Saturday, and the executive did an impromptu introduction of the Huawei Ascend Mate. It's not the first time that a Huawei executive has touted the device. A little more than two weeks ago, Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed the existence of the phone and told prospective buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Note II to hold off on their purchase until the Huawei Ascend Mate was launched. Chengdong also happened to call Samsung's 5.5 inch smartphone "grossly overpriced".

Earlier speculation has the phone equipped with a 6.1 inch 1080p screen, which equals an outstanding 361ppi pixel density. Under the hood is a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and a 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on. The Huawei Ascend Mate is expected to be 9.6mm thick. Still, Yu posted on his web page on Sina Weibo that the final specs may differ. The price is estimated to be just south of ¥3,000, or approximately $480 USD. And yes, Huawei will still make a proper introduction of the device at CES 2013.

source: Weibo via Engadget






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posted on 23 Dec 2012, 07:53 15

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)


My lord $480 o______________o

If advertised well....definitely note 2 killer (although i think it already is!!)

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:13 25

8. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I don't think so

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:33 5

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


The screen is definitely better than Note 2, but I don't think Huawei can do a good job with software.

But this is the last empty space of screen size that Huawei can exploit for better or worse.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:59 3

26. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Huawei can't do a good job with software? LMAO.

Also, even if they don't, each of their phones have a community dev base about the size of an S3, or greater. It won't be that big of an issue.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 10:16 15

29. MeoCao (unregistered)


By the software I mean the OS, can they compete with Note 2 on features and smoothness? I don't think they can.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 14:35 3

50. blingblingthing (Posts: 458; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I would take a vanilla flavored Android Experience anyday.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 06:48

77. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


looks like a galaxy s2/note in very big

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:50

64. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


You saw the HuaWei emotion UI ?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:50 4

55. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)


you realise at this price point many people can afford this phone? Just because the note has s pen doesnt mean everyone who wants an oversize phone can afford one, @ $480 it will appeal to a much larger market. sure it wont match in software, but in the end people are buying it for the big screen. not the stylus.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:27 17

12. desijatt (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


It is great, but i'll still w8 for note 3....software experience on galaxy note is the best....you cant get better Phablet than note series...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:53 17

18. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


i can't agree more , Samsung is the BEST and Note III will kick ASS

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:15 11

22. sid07desai (Posts: 270; Member since: 03 May 2012)


6.1 inch ?! Phablet ? Or a Tabphone?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:30 19

13. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


it's not the Note II killer , it's to big for a phablet, and it doesn't have the magical S-pen , air view, multi-window, ink effect, Note app (s-note,s-memo),

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 10:03 20

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


Note 2 killer that is a pretty comical statement to say the least. With all the things the Galaxy Note 2 brings to the table from a software and features standpoint we who own the Galaxy Note 2 have nothing to worry about at all. Samsung is KING OF THIS SPACE they are not playing catch up they created this category. Huawei doesn't have ANY CREDIBILITY in the android space so they are so far behind Samsung it's pretty comical. I applaud them and their entrance into this space it only offers competition which brings more product for us the consumer. The Galaxy Note 3 will ''BLOW THIS OUT OF THE WATER PLAIN AND SIMPLE''...The Galaxy Note 2 is the ultimate productivity/all purpose device ever made so it's a safe bet that people haven't seen Samsung's best yet. I'd rather roll with the creators than the ''ROOKIES ENTERING THE MARKET''. Samsung has NOTHING TO PROVE they own this space....

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 10:11 7

28. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nice comment! +1 ;)

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 12:42 3

40. matrix_neo (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


very well said Sir.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:34

61. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Ok, But hasn't DROID DNA surpassed note 2 in every thing...
Display, GPU CPU benchmarks and user experience as a phone.
Only place note 2 excels is s pen...
DROID DNA is currently most power full smart phone and will remain till gs3 comes out ... SO WHAT MAKES YOU THINK note 2 is best..?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:13 1

67. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)


he loves note 2 and samsung thats why

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:34 1

68. MrJerry (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


OK let me ask you this abhishek48

To be honest, I never owned HTC phone but I have seen and used many times because I am working at Mobile carrier company(Optus in Australia)

Now, What I understood about HTC phones mostly from Websites is that HTC phones are really good in almost every parts including appearance and design especailly comapared to Samsung products..

But What I don't understand is that then, why it could not sell over Samsung??? even half of half?..

Please don't tell me about marketing or vicious ways to sell their products.

They r all companies which all has same NO.1 goal of making a profit from their products as possible as they can...

Please HTC fans don't tell me this is better and better....

Please give me any HTC device which is sold more or even close to Samsung device in these days then I will be very interested in that device

Otherwise please just admit a little that Samsung is doing better than HTC now and it would be better for your loved company as well so they can do better next time.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 00:39

70. Adithya7184 (Posts: 316; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


very well said +1

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 18:40 1

80. abhishek48 (Posts: 164; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Ok You have no idea what you are talking... DNA is selling grt and this phones makes heads turn literally, I travel in bus and every one asks me which phone is that and what a beautiful screen it has makes my game play a sight to see in transit ..lol.. so here is my answer to you.. see how HTC sales has increased due to the DNA

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Morgan-Stanley-HTC-to-snap-out-of-its-2012-hangover-in-Q4-buoyed-by-the-Droid-DNA-and-China_id37486

http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-coming-out-of-the-doldrums-November-sales-up-23-sequentially_id37371

and finally DNA does
http://www.phonearena.com/news/DROID-DNA-vs-Galaxy-Note-II-poll-results-Yes-the-DNA-can-do-it_id36721

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 20:01

81. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)


jealous :(*(((( still waiting for the international butterfly to come out

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 18:14

83. MrJerry (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Cmon man

Don't you understand what I mentioned above?

So what I understand from your comment,
Are you "Speculating " that DNA is overselling Galaxy note 2 with those prove?

Cmon...

Like I said, I am the person who sell the phone in the feild and I can be pretty sure that you better wish the world ends today than your speculation comes true

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 13:11

82. kevjohn (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


This is not an HTC phone.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 17:52 1

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


Droid Dna has the screen and it is beautiful I will have to confess to that I have a friend with one. But browser on my Note 2 beats the browser on his Droid Dna. If you want or need the basic smartphone that is all the Dna is good for. The Galaxy Note 2 pisses on the Dna battery life wise, multitasking wise, software and features wise, storage wise, and it goes on and on. Nice try thou...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 11:15 10

32. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


have u used a Note 2?
the user experience i.e. the software feature optimization coupled with great hardware make the Note 2 unbeatable in the phablet category!

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:00 3

63. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


I have and it made me sell my iPhone 5, which I loved. The note 2 is a beast.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 22:52 2

66. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


The Note can only be beaten by the Note 3

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:47 2

43. AnTuTu (Posts: 937; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I don't think it is a Note 2 killer. If you really want to compare this phone with Note 2 then you have to look at whole package what Samsung and Huawei has provided you. And moreover this one is way to big to handle as a phone as compare to Note 2.

I would call "Huawei Ascend Mate" a real phablet with phone functionality in it. On the other hand Note 2 is still a superb and powerful smartphone ever so far which is easy to handle.

But I do appreciate Huawei's efforts in this beast as well.

Note 2 9.5/10 (on the basis of hardware specs)
Huawei Ascend Mate 9/10 (on the basis of hardware specs )

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:02 1

54. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)


By the time it comes to market it'll be a mediocre device and Sammy will be pushing the Note III .

Just like the Ascend P1 was meant to be the S2 killer, the Mate will also fail to deliver on time. The problem with Huawei is they ramp up hype with concept one off devices and deliver the goods late. "Hold off on their purchase”, sorry I already got my LTE Note II last week. I won't be looking back for the mythical Ascend Mate.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:06 1

59. skymitch89 (Posts: 1099; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


The only thing about this device that could even be remotely a Note 2 killer would be the fact that it has a 1080p display. Everything else, I am sure, will fail in comparison. The Note 2 is way better in the simple fact that it can do A LOT more than this can.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 21:51 1

65. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I told many people in this site that both Samsung and apple products are overpriced , but they won't listen

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 07:57 3

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8840; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The phone itself looks huge, but I think Huawei finally got their UI right. 1.8GHz quad core!

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 10:25 11

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


Huawei has ''PRETTY SOFT SPECS''. The Galaxy Note 3 will have the bendable 6.3 Inch 1080p screen, 2.0 ghz quadcore Exynos Arm cortex A-15 5450 with the ARM MALI T604 GPU, 3gb of ram,16 megapixel rear camera, 3.0 front facing camera, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, 128gb of storage, 4200 mAh battery. Sounds to me like Huawei doesn't stand any chance against the Galaxy Note 3 nothing will....http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/1385​4/20121219/samsung-galaxy-note-3-release-date-2013​.htm

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:50 1

44. AnTuTu (Posts: 937; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I also thought the same :) +1

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:51 2

45. ebubekir26 (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Dude i love your comments xD i always followed the Galaxy Note line , right now i have a note II , and when Note III comes out i'm going to buy that , keep up the best comments ;)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:23

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


Yes Sir it will be much fun...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 14:41 2

52. blingblingthing (Posts: 458; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


what will the price look like wit those specs?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 20:08

60. skymitch89 (Posts: 1099; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


"http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/1385​4/20​121219/samsung-galaxy-note-3-release-date-2013​.​htm" = 404 Error, Page Not Found

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 01:16

71. Murfpass (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


As much as I wish that those specs were true for the Note III, we all know that they aren't. The Note III will be a much better phone than what is out but it won't have near the specs that idigitaltimes is saying.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 07:30 1

78. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Digitimes is actually very credible this time as the source comes directly from Samsung themselves, not directly.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 18:26

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


Exactly...Digitimes as well as Samsung directly on it's facebook page and twitter page stated the same specs. Now it's possible some kind of changes or add ons might exist as far as the Galaxy Note 3 is concerned. But they are not far off of the expected specs that's for sure.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:00 1

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


dat spec!!! Dat price!!!

Why the Mayan myth isnt true!!! Lol

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:05 11

4. redmd (Posts: 901; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


specs is one thing. software experience is another.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:10 2

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


looking forward to seeing it and wonder if it will even come to the US though sounds like it will

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:11 5

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


This can't replace the phone!
Look at it - just too big..and has even more bezel than the Note 2.
So I don't see this competing with phablets at all

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:12 5

7. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


This Phablet is too damn BIG !! The Note models already push the limit of pocketability but Huawei surpassed it. I own a Samsung Note N7000 and I know what I`m talking about.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:19 7

9. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 381; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


"If you had a phone with a 6.1 inch screen in your pocket, could you really keep quiet about it until CES in January?" A phone this big wouldn't fit in my pocket. I am glad that I just got the Note II. FLAWLESS DEVICE. Vest android device to date. Also, is this Huawei device going to get any updates? Note doesn't look too big because it has the SPen, this is way way too big

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:26 5

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Mother of God, look at that thing! :)

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:27 2

11. johnnh (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


I WILL NEVER CARRY SOMETHING BIGGER THAN 5 INCHES, REMEMBER IT. YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME CARRY A 10 INCH PHONE.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:32 2

14. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Justice with the power section that they chose to put 4000 mAh considering the huge screen

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:53 3

17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Okay, based on the full frontal photo, screen size, aspect ratio, some measurements and simple math, the phone physical size came in at 162.8 x 85 x 9.6 mm (report).

The Note II is 151 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm
The Droid DNA is 141 x 70,5 x 9.73 mm
The Razr HD is 131.9 x 67.9 x 8.4 mm
And the iPhone 5 is 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

What a beast!

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:56

19. mercorp (Posts: 975; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Is this the galaxy note 2's real rival?
sign me in!

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:03 7

21. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Huawei is weak in software updates and user interface. So even if the device has better configuration than note 2 it won't be enough. ...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:20 7

23. phljcnth (Posts: 288; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Phablets are "getting out of hand". Lol

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:45 2

24. androidlikeaboss (Posts: 40; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


Pretty impressive specs for a reasonable price! Good phablet!!!

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:47 8

25. DownSouthLivin (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Oct 2011)


Only in China will you see 5 guys standing around in a circle measuring to see who's is biggest and the guy with the 6 incher is crowned king.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 10:52 2

31. kanagadeepan (Posts: 714; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


It is NOT just the big screen thats amazing in Note-II.. It has magic wand and soo many sw wonders up its sleeve. I even doubt this Huawei device has S-Pen, let alone other sw magic...

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 11:29 1

33. Imaxxacre (Posts: 57; Member since: 23 Aug 2009)


Huawei, I believe, is soon going to become a big player in the western world.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 11:30 2

34. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


only sammy can make phablets successful. and 6.1 jesus

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