Another Android heavyweight leaks: Huawei Ascend Mate to come with 6.1" Full HD screen and the specs to match

Another Android heavyweight leaks: Huawei Ascend Mate to come with 6.1
There is something big brewing in Huawei, and it might be 6.1" big. An entry on Huawei's Chinese website reveals an Ascend Mate phone specs, and it is apparently trying to take on none other but the Galaxy Note II.

The Huawei Ascend Mate is listed with the 6.1" (?!) display of the 1920x1080 Full HD variety, 2 GB of RAM, a 1.8 GHz quad-core chipset of Huawei's own make dubbed K3V3, a generous 4,000 mAh battery to rule them all, everything wrapped up in a 9mm chassis.

Now, Huawei is no stranger to homebrew processors with the quad-core K3V2  in its Ascend D quad/XL flagships, but the K3V3 we are hearing about for the first time, and can only hope it will be a Cortex-A15 endeavor. Jelly Bean is the alleged Android version of choice, with Huawei's own EMUI 1.5 on top.

Well, it is the week of huge mobile displays with Full HD resolution - seeing what HTC did with the J Butterfly, the Oppo Find 5 that leaked in the flesh yesterday, and now that Huawei Ascend Mate goliath, which, however, should be a sight to behold at 6.1". If the buttons are not on-screen, we can smelltrouble brewing on the ergonomics front.

As for price and release date, Huawei execs have reportedly confirmed the work on this phone, but nothing on the availability front, so we wouldn't hold our breath for any Ascend Mate before the MWC expo in the spring.

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1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

1920x1080 Full HD screen+ 2 GB of RAM+1.8 GHz quad-core+4,000 mAh battery?! Killer phone?

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

great threat to samsung galaxy note 2

11. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

No threat mate. This one would be way big to be a phone. I believe it is a 6 inch tablet with a phoning functionality :)

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

I would only call it a threat if it sees an international release & even then, that would be a stretch. Chances are it will only see release in China or limited territories.

30. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

The Note 3 will be out in the spring of 2013 too. It's rumored to have a 6.3" screen, and that famous S-Pen, where's the threat!!!

10. Seymur unregistered

Huawei is one of the worst companies

15. redDwarf

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Please don't take this the wrong way, this is a genuine question, but I'd be interested, from a smartphone point of view, what you're basing your comment on. I for one have never owned a Huawei phone! I've seen their low end and mid range phones, but that's what they are, low end and mid range, you get what you pay for. So why is Huawei one of the worst companies?

16. Seymur unregistered

They are extra low end

19. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world A day when samsung started making Phones ... no one wanted ... and today its Gaint Huawei ... Good luck

20. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012


22. PilotHead

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 26, 2009

I've sold phones for years, and Huawei phones quality is somewhere between garbage and barely usable. Every smartphone I've played with from Huawei were always a combination of laggy, unresponsive, horrible battery life, and buggy. Most of the ones I've seen would barely last 4-6 months before the customer just had it with the phone. Their homemade processors just doesn't seem to play nice with Android, apps take insanely long to load, and videos would take at least 2 minutes to buffer even in Wi-Fi (though I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the processor) Being the largest Chinese company doesn't mean you offer quality items, the only halfway decent Huawei product I've seen is the Mercury.

28. Seymur unregistered

^Read it smartasses

3. redDwarf

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

6.1" display ..... only if it's a borderless edge to edge display... it'll be sweet ... otherwise I think it'll be too big for me, as a phone that is. Is it meant to be a phone or a mini tablet?

4. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

6 inch is tablet territory!

27. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

racist, and a hater. bet you make heaps of friends.

29. Seymur unregistered

But true

5. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Oh my god... I wanted Big phones... but not this big.... If they keep the bezel with the 6.1 inch screen then total diagonal size would be around 6.5 inches.... Gosh I am freaking out...

6. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The Galaxy Note II is already big at 5.5 inches. Now imagine this one? That's like almost putting a Nexus 7 by your face when you try making calls (I meant for the Ascend Mate, since it's just a bit smaller than the N7). LOL

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Okay these screen sizes are just getting ridiculous -.- But thumbs up for the specs :)

13. Seymur unregistered

Thumbs down for the thumbs up :)

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Beast of a phone but Huawei is not the most trustable

9. redDwarf

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

The way things are going, this time next year all the top Android smartphones will 'have' to be Full HD 1080 just to keep up. I may not need it, but I'll probably want it! And they know it!

14. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Threat to Galaxy Note 2 that is impossible. Samsung has always been the leader in software features. With the way the Galaxy Note 2 is leading the way NOBODY will catch Samsung in the market. Like I said before when the Galaxy Note 2 is announced for Tmobile nothing will be better for the next 180 days period. Unless it's the Galaxy Note 3.

26. dkositsky

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

well the HTC butterfly which has the snapdragon s4 pro is probally faster than the samsung chip. It is built on a smaller die and will suck less power. Then you have the new sharp displays which in this model is 5" and looks incredible. So the note 2 will be obsolete soon. It still has its great Spen soft ware but Samsung will have to come out with a new powerhouse note 3 just to keep up. And I for one will probally buy the note 2 but to tell the truth if the new 5 inch wonders is avialble soon, I would opt to buy the smaller phone and also have the new HTC overlay and build quality. HTC just needs bigger battery and microSC card to make it great.

17. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Is this phone or tablet?? If it is phone does this fits to my pocket?? It seems like soon there will be 7inch phone, 8.9inch phone 9.7inch phone and later 10.1inch phone.... that goes to hell!

18. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1275; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Guess what will be the size of Tablet Huawei planning to make??? Just 32"... It can be also used as TV, when mounted on the wall....

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


24. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

IMO huawei won't be able to even think about competing on true top level for a atleast a year to 18-24months. Just cause you got specs on paper doesn't mean you can put it all together and have it perform well. You can give the same amount of ingredients to two people an average person at home(huawei) and a professional chef(Samsung). The key is what they do with it, how they bake it and combine the initial ingredients is what makes the difference. In the end you have the same outcome to the eye (the hardware specs on paper). But its not till you cut into and taste it that you'll see the huge differences(like finally getting your hands on the device and using the software and seeing how it all finally flows together and the company's UI). Samsung being the "chef" will put them to shame. Good for them for introducing a nice product as of yet. Maybe Huawei can become the next KIA in the U.S. market.. a decade ago they were laughed upon when mentioned and NO ONE wanted their vehicles. Fast forward 10yrs and they are a very respectable car manufacturer producing very quality vehicles and getting the big star endorsements(Blake Griffin) going etc. The new KIA Optima is a great car, along with many other vehicles.

25. g2a5b0e unregistered

Good analogy.

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