Huawei Ascend Mate leaks again, comparing its 6.1 inch screen to stable mate Huawei Ascend D2

Huawei Ascend Mate leaks again, comparing its 6.1 inch screen to stable mate Huawei Ascend D2
Last weekend, we showed you the excitement that took over a Huawei store in Guangzhou, China when company chairman Richard Yu pulled out the Huawei Ascend Mate to show off the device. Quickly, a throng surrounded the executive, all dying to get a peek at the 6.1 inch handset prior to its appearance at next month's CES 2013 in Las Vegas.

The majority of us were not lucky enough to have been in the Huawei store at the right time to see the Huawei Ascend Mate in person. But we can take a look at the device in a series of new pictures that show the Ascend Mate next to another new Huawei model, the Huawei Ascend D2

The specs on the device are still being guessed at, but will be released at CES 2013. At this point, speculation points to a quad-core 1.8GHz processor, most likely developed in house, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera and a 4000mAh battery. In other words, besides the larger screen, the Huawei Ascend Mate specs are what you would expect to see on a 2013 high-end phone.

An ad for the Huawei Ascend Mate also was leaked, making it clear that the Chinese manufacturer has been targeting Samsung with this device all along. The ad shows the outline of the 6.1 inch screen compared with the outline of a 5.5 inch screen. Hmm. Wonder what device that is supposed to be. Earlier this month, Huawei Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong told prospective buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Note II to wait for the launch of the Huawei Ascend Mate and he called Samsung's device "grossly overpriced."

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1. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012


2. sportsinger75

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Seems like a great device. Makes me wonder what the limit of a phone's screen size will eventually be

7. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

As a note 2 owner, I have to say, I wont buy a phone with a bigger footprint than the note 2. Theoretically, with true bezelless design you could get up to 6.25 inches of screen in a phone the size of a note 2. Any bigger would just be nonsense. And I loves me a big phone.

3. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Honestly who do they really think they are fooling?? Definitely not Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners. We are rolling with the creators of this category a manufacturer who prepares legitimate devices with EXCELLENT industry leading software and features. People who own Samsung devices already know what they are getting year after year we don't have to guess or wonder Samsung makes legitimate android devices. Hauwei is new to this space they are ROOKIES an unknown source to android and this created category. I wish them well because us as the consumer benefit from this competition which is great for everybody in the tech game. But Hauwei better bring it's A + game otherwise they can count on being BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER just like everyone else has been. Think about it the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 6.3 inch flexible / bendable 1080p screen, 2ghz dual quadcore cortex A15 Exynos 5 5450 processor, with a Mali T604 Gpu, 3gb of ram, 16 meg camera, 3.0 front facing camera, 4200mAh battery, 128gb of storage, android 5.0 Key lime pie, new Spen features, new multi Window features, new Touch wiz UI, and on and on. It just doesn't seem like the Hauwei Ascend Mate can compare. Matter of fact the Galaxy Note 2 pimp slaps the Hauwei Ascend Mate silly.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

... In your opinion... The Note II hasn't blown everyone out of the water. There are still some major competitors out there, though might not be on par with everything on the Note II, have some decent trade offs that might be suitable for someone else. Nexus 4: Though not having all the frills of Touchwiz UX, with it's insane value of $350 off contract while still sporting some of the greatest hardware and amazing build quality, it is a very nice competitor in terms of value despite its battery/memory limitations. Also the allure of being up to date for the next 2-3 years and that amazing developer support will be a favorite among the rooters and hackers in the Android world. Droid DNA: With it's competitive price point on Verizon ($199 on contract vs $299 with the Note II), along with having amazing build quality, THE best hardware out there, and arguably the best display on a phone (or mobile device in general), it is STILL a great competitor to the Note II with it's battery/memory limitations. Also, Sense is starting to shape up really nice in terms of performance making it a soon to be true competitor to Touchwiz (maybe with Sense 5.0 we'll see some true competition in terms of custom UI's). Razr MAXX HD: While being the same price as the Note II (Verizon), it offers a larger battery along with a smaller display which makes it THE phone for those who need their device to last all day with HEAVY usage, 2-3 days even. It's also for those who find Touchwiz to be a bit overbearing, and like the more stock look and feel. Not to mention its undoubtedly superior construction with an overall bad ass look with the Kevlar. Also, it does have a moderate resistance to water, which is just a small plus. Those are the 3 key examples I can think of. I'm sure other people can think of more. Quit worshiping Samsung, they're an alright company, but not the greatest.

8. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I think really, the dna is more competing with the s3 or the razr hd. That ugly lg thing is really the only thing in the same category, and really, its too stupidly shaped to offer any real competition.

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

note 2 isnt even that special tbh, the only thing it differs from the s3 is the larger screen (sharing a low pixel density) and a s-pen. and the s-pen isnt even revolutionary.....sure, got a pen. k, i do normal things with my phone that doesnt require a pen like gaming, watching movies, taking pictures, calling, texting, using apps. note taking and drawing?? pffffft come on you're killing me here. that cant make the device somewhat of a god.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It depends really. Some people want a big device like the Note II, but will make the trade off of a slightly smaller screen/less software features for the 1080p display and/or design of the DNA. A lot of people buy the Note for media purposes, and deciding between half an inch of screen or a 1080p display might be a tough decision. And by ugly LG thing, I hope you mean the sorry excuse for a competitor Intuition, and not the Nexus 4 I mentioned.

16. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Im in it for screen size. I dont remember the last time I used the spen. An no no, the new nexus is a killer phone, if I switched back to a smaller phone (and I wasnt stuck with big red) thats the one id have. But as far as internals, sure there are tons of competitor for the note 2, and in that sense there are better phones even. But even the dna looks tiny next to the note 2 so I dont really know if id put them in the same group. Naw mean?

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Also, your Note III specs are a bit far fetched, but no too far off. I expect this; 6-6.3" 1080p S-AMOLED HD RGB (maybe flexible, just for less chance of shattering, but the whole device itself isn't flexible) 1.8+ GHz quad core Exynos 5450 w/ Mali-T658 2-3 GB RAM 12 MP camera or 8 MP with enhanced optics, and 2 MP FFC. 3,500 mAh battery 32-64 GB storage with 64 GB expansion Release with 4.2 Jelly Bean and update to 5.0 Key Lime Pie 3-5 months within initial release (slim chance of releasing with 5.0). And of course some new software features to compliment the new S Pen.

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Nobody says pimp slap anymore.

14. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

And besides, with the rumors of Samsung releasing the gs 4 with an s pen, and wanting to combine the two series into one, how can we be sure there will even be a note 3?

15. Krishaun27 unregistered

I seem to recall that not so long ago that Samsung trailed HTC in smartphone food chain. I remember when Samsung first came out, THEY MADE ABSOLUTE CRAP! All you need is one good hit, either on the software side or the hardware side. For Samsung that was probably the GS2. Samsung will take notice when this phone comes out because it will be viable strong competitor. I mean with how fast the mobile tech game is moving, you cant underestimate anyone and sure as hell cant rest on your laurels.

5. marcdunn82

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Talk about fan boy ism. Sheesh.

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It got old like 2 months after I started reading these sites. I was going to name a site that doesn't have it so bad but i don't want others to find their way over there.

13. marchels14 unregistered

A tablet with calling functions.

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

if it's just the screensize which is bragging point then 5.9 inch KARBONN A30 dual sim devcie is already launched in India selling for ~$200 :)

18. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

nice tablet

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