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

The Huawei Ascend Mate, a 6.1 inch 1080p beast, gets impromptu introduction at a Huawei store
If you had a phone with a 6.1 inch screen in your pocket, could you really keep quiet about it until CES in January? Huawei Chariman Richard Yu finally snapped at a Huawei store in Guangzhou on Saturday, and the executive did an impromptu introduction of the Huawei Ascend Mate. It's not the first time that a Huawei executive has touted the device. A little more than two weeks ago, Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirmed the existence of the phone and told prospective buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Note II to hold off on their purchase until the Huawei Ascend Mate was launched. Chengdong also happened to call Samsung's 5.5 inch smartphone "grossly overpriced".

Earlier speculation has the phone equipped with a 6.1 inch 1080p screen, which equals an outstanding 361ppi pixel density. Under the hood is a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and a 4000mAh battery keeps the lights on. The Huawei Ascend Mate is expected to be 9.6mm thick. Still, Yu posted on his web page on Sina Weibo that the final specs may differ. The price is estimated to be just south of ¥3,000, or approximately $480 USD. And yes, Huawei will still make a proper introduction of the device at CES 2013.

source: Weibo via Engadget






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86 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

My lord $480 o______________o If advertised well....definitely note 2 killer (although i think it already is!!)

8. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I don't think so

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.

26. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 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.

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.

50. blingblingthing

Posts: 842; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I would take a vanilla flavored Android Experience anyday.

77. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

looks like a galaxy s2/note in very big

64. thelegend6657 unregistered

You saw the HuaWei emotion UI ?

55. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

12. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 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...

18. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

i can't agree more , Samsung is the BEST and Note III will kick ASS

22. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

6.1 inch ?! Phablet ? Or a Tabphone?

13. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 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),

27. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 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....

28. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nice comment! +1 ;)

40. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

very well said Sir.

61. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 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..?

67. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

he loves note 2 and samsung thats why

68. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

70. Adithya7184

Posts: 322; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

very well said +1

80. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 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 http://www.phonearena.com/news/Morgan-Stanley-HTC-to-snap-out-of-its-2012-hangover-in-Q4-buoyed-by-the-Droid-DNA-and-China_id37486 http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-coming-out-of-the-doldrums-November-sales-up-23-sequentially_id37371 and finally DNA doeshttp://www.phonearena.com/news/DROID-DNA-vs-Galaxy-Note-II-poll-results-Yes-the-DNA-can-do-it_id36721

81. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

83. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Cmon man Don't you understand what I mentioned above? So what I understand from your comment, Are you "Speculating " that DNA is overselling Galaxy note 2 with those prove? Cmon... Like I said, I am the person who sell the phone in the feild and I can be pretty sure that you better wish the world ends today than your speculation comes true

82. kevjohn

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

This is not an HTC phone.

84. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Droid Dna has the screen and it is beautiful I will have to confess to that I have a friend with one. But browser on my Note 2 beats the browser on his Droid Dna. If you want or need the basic smartphone that is all the Dna is good for. The Galaxy Note 2 pisses on the Dna battery life wise, multitasking wise, software and features wise, storage wise, and it goes on and on. Nice try thou...

32. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

63. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I have and it made me sell my iPhone 5, which I loved. The note 2 is a beast.

66. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The Note can only be beaten by the Note 3

43. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 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 )

54. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 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 purchase”, sorry I already got my LTE Note II last week. I won't be looking back for the mythical Ascend Mate.

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