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

0. phoneArena 23 Dec 2012, 07:50 posted on

The 6.1 inch 1080p screen of the Huawei Ascend Mate was supposed to be introduced at CES, but when you have a beast like that in your pocket it is hard to keep quiet, so we can't really blame Huawei Chairman Richard Yu who gave the device an impromptu introduction at a Huawei store in Guangzhou; luckily, someone decided to record the event for prosperity...

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posted on 23 Dec 2012, 07:53 15

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; 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, 08:27 17

12. desijatt (Posts: 58; 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, 08:30 19

13. ebubekir26 (Posts: 331; 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, 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, 08:53 17

18. ebubekir26 (Posts: 331; 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: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

6.1 inch ?! Phablet ? Or a Tabphone?

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:59 3

26. Firedrops (Posts: 249; 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, 10:03 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: 331; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Nice comment! +1 ;)

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, 11:15 10

32. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; 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, 12:42 3

40. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

very well said Sir.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:47 2

43. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; 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, 14:35 3

50. blingblingthing (Posts: 561; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

I would take a vanilla flavored Android Experience anyday.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 16:02 1

54. chemhaz (Posts: 161; 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 purchaseā€, 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, 16:50 4

55. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; 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, 20:06 1

59. skymitch89 (Posts: 1347; 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, 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, 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, 21:50

64. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

You saw the HuaWei emotion UI ?

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, 22:52 2

66. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

The Note can only be beaten by the Note 3

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:13 1

67. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)

he loves note 2 and samsung thats why

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 23:34 1

68. MrJerry (Posts: 403; 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: 319; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

very well said +1

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 06:48

77. doejon (Posts: 403; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

looks like a galaxy s2/note in very big

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



and finally DNA does

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 20:01

81. darkskoliro (Posts: 1089; Member since: 07 May 2012)

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

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 13:11

82. kevjohn (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

This is not an HTC phone.

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