Huawei executive tells Samsung GALAXY Note II buyers to wait for the Huawei phablet

Huawei executive tells Samsung GALAXY Note II buyers to wait for the Huawei phablet
Back in October, a listing on the website of China's Huawei mentioned a new phone called the Huawei Ascend Mate. The device was listed with a 6.1 inch display, a full half inch larger than the screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, and featured resolution of 1080 x 1920. On Wednesday, the handset manufacturer's Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed that such a device is on the way.

While he wouldn't reveal any specs, including screen size, Chendong did call the Samsung GALAXY Note II "grossly overpriced"and told those looking to buy Samsung's phablet to hold off until Huawei releases its device. Chengdong promises his phablet will be cheaper and will outperform the GALAXY Note II. So how long is Huawei's Senior VP asking you to refrain from purchasing Samsung's latest phablet for? Not that long, according to Chendong who says his model will launch early next year.

source: CNMO (translate) via UnwiredView

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60 Comments

1. ohiojosh78

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The Huawei's screen is, "a full half foot larger than the screen on the Samsung GALAXY Note II." Now that is a big (11.5") phone!

17. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Tell the Chinese to wait for Huwee phablet but the World love Galaxy Note 2.

32. MeoCao unregistered

I also highly doubt that Huawei can deliver the experience especially the software, but the spces look good indeed. So a little wait does no harm.

43. g2a5b0e unregistered

What specs? They revealed the resolution & screen size. Nothing more.

48. MeoCao unregistered

The hardware must match the screen no doubt

54. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not necessarily.

58. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Anybody thinking this Huawei handset will top the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has got to be kidding. Samsung blows away all in the industry period. Huawei is pretty comical.

2. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Huawei is a joke

51. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The joke is on buyers of overpriced Samsung smartphones -- you get just about the same specs for less with Huawei devices, respectively. Samsung wants people to overpay hundreds of dollars for devices that won't hold their value. Most android users are better off buying the Huawei clones and save $$$$.

57. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

with no future update? i think i pay more price and get update for 2 years

3. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

After the Chinese government gave them a laon for $20 billion for over sea projects, I don't think so. Maybe they stole technology from Samsung and want to cash in. It didn't stop them from stealing technology from Motorola and Cisco . All I know is there phones are weak, cheap, and mostly on pre paid carriers.

13. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Thats mostly because the prepaid carriers are cheap, they dont buy the good stuff. Huawei has good stuff, its just not well known outside of the People's Republic.

27. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

That was ZTE, not Huawei.

36. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

No it was Huawei, watch 60 minutes sometimes you might learn something.

59. mcch5555

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

joke! Samsung got very high tect technolohy? Huawei want to steal their technology? Until today South Korea still is not able to launch rocket, Do you think S.Korea is Very-High tech country?

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

zzz till we see something

5. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

"Chengdong promises his phablet will be cheaper and will outperform the GALAXY Note II", The first might be true (a cheaper variant), but the latter I don't think so.

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Agreed. Any China company can compete on price with cheaper labor but that does not mean the device is as robust nor the support for it makes it better at all.

30. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Yeah, everyone knows the Exynos is a killer chip. I don't think a little-known Chinese company will be able to compete against it.

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Huawei where is the Mediapad 10 FHD that was debuted back in February? You need to start releasing this devices in the US and faster to be taken seriously.

7. VictoriaBrownberry

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Huawei should consider adopting a new more universal/global/pleasant name. Every time i see that name I simply cannot ignore the image of back-alley Chinese kid throwing his hands up in a karate/fighting stance and screaming "HuaaaWeeei".

12. SleepingOz unregistered

Karate is from Japan..

14. jldleo

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Kids from China can't throw their hands up in a karate/fighting stance?

15. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Its like when you ask someone if they're white. Uh no, Im a bit of Irish, a little Scottish, some French. Bitch those are all flavors of vanilla, how the F am I supposed to know the difference?

29. SleepingOz unregistered

'coz you're an ignorant. =]

52. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Karate really comes from Okinawa via China. Back them, Okinawa was NOT part of Japan. If anyone is IGNORANT, it's SleepingOz because anyone could have used their smartphone to verify this.

53. SleepingOz unregistered

Haha nice try dude, but according to you, Ryukyu Islands are parts of which country exactly? China? LMAO! It's like saying that the Apache culture is not American.

55. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

SleepingOz, You are SO EFFENING IGNORANT. When Karate was invented, what is now known as Okinawa was called "Ryukyu" and was an independent kingdom of Japan or China. Therefore, Karate IS NOT FROM JAPAN. Japan invade these islands in the 1600's. SleepingOz is being dumb in defending his ignorance. sources: http://www.gojukai.com/originof.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawan_martial_arts

56. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Apache are NATIVE Americans -- there were Apaches BEFORE there was a USA. SleepingOz, you keep making DUMB comments.

33. MeoCao unregistered

Do you think Samsung should do the same? The brand strength depends on the success of the products it represents and not how it sounds.

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