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

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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.

Another Android heavyweight leaks: Huawei Ascend Mate to come with 6.1" Full HD screen and the specs to match
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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posted on 19 Oct 2012, 02:56 8

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 02:58 3

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

great threat to samsung galaxy note 2

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:18 10

11. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 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 :)

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:10 1

21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3913; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

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.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:47

30. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 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!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:16 1

10. Seymur (unregistered)

Huawei is one of the worst companies

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:15 3

15. redDwarf (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 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?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:28 1

16. Seymur (unregistered)

They are extra low end

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 06:49 5

19. zippolite28 (Posts: 107; Member since: 28 Sep 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

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 07:11 2

20. iamfury (Posts: 77; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:08 1

22. PilotHead (Posts: 18; Member since: 26 Apr 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.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 01:46

28. Seymur (unregistered)

^Read it smartasses

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:00 4

3. redDwarf (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 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?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:15 5

4. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

6 inch is tablet territory!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:18

12. Seymur (unregistered)


posted on 19 Oct 2012, 17:45

27. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

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

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 01:47

29. Seymur (unregistered)

But true

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:21 1

5. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 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...

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:28 2

6. Max_Boost (Posts: 101; Member since: 22 Sep 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

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:33 3

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

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

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:20

13. Seymur (unregistered)

Thumbs down for the thumbs up :)

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 03:35 2

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Beast of a phone but Huawei is not the most trustable

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:11 2

9. redDwarf (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 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!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 04:51 3

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

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 13:36

26. dkositsky (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Oct 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:29 2

17. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 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!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 06:13 1

18. kanagadeepan (Posts: 986; Member since: 24 Jan 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....

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 11:17

23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 19 Oct 2012, 11:30 1

24. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 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.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 12:19

25. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3913; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Good analogy.

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