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

75. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

This phone is so stupid! I would be embarassed to carry around a phone that big! FAIL!

73. MaineMan91

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

yea this isnt a note 2 killer

72. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

If these kind of phone sizes keep on going, the note 3 might have a 6.3" screen as well and I'm sure samsung will do whatever it can to make it easy to operate on your hand and be a comfortable device on your pocket. Hope that pa can make a review of this huawei ascend mate!

62. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

nice tablet..

58. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

What I don't understand is why with all the increases in display size and resolutions why don't they allow more icons on the screen at a time.

69. g2a5b0e unregistered

They do. Look at the pics. This phone has a 5x5 grid of icons as opposed to the traditional 4x4. The original Note also has this functionality. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find this option on my Note 2. I don't think it exists on it.

57. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

not impressed with these tablets.....

56. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Huawei is just ruining the phablet categorie , someone has to stop this , and i know what is going to stop this , we all know actually : THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE III

42. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I think the Note series is going to top out at 6-6.5" with little to no bezel. I love big phones so anything under 7 I'd be willing to try. To each their own though. I'm just super glad Android gives us so many choices!

48. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

right with you there, buddy.

51. rcranium

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

What are you a farmer? Only those guys have pockets that big.

53. Droiddoes unregistered

What are you a skinny jean wearing fruitcup? Because only skinny jean wearing fruitcups have pockets that small.

41. Techboi

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

They should of made it a 5in screen with the same specs, a lot of people would be interested

39. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Not interested. Don't want to make myself look like a joker using this as a phone. I ain't going for anything more than 5 for sure unless those sizes become extinct. Who knows in 2020 I will be forced to switch to iPhone because of screen size :)

38. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

china :/

79. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Iran/pakistan/India/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? So what? Your point?

37. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Because covering half of your face when taking a call is what people want.

36. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Well all the sissies that wear skinny jeans can cross this off their lists of potential phones lol.

47. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

yep, too damn right. All the wusses can't handle a real big screen, all that real estate for watching movies and multitasking is appreciated. Hence why the Note 2 rules all, but an even bigger screen I say, bring it on!

35. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

At this point, you might as well just get a tablet and call it a day. Why in the world would anybody want a 6.1" screen phone!?

76. Mobilephile

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

it wont be called just a phone anymore, these new devices are evolving into mini-tablets or tablet phones. Just like how the mp3 has converged with the phone, the phone will converge into the mini-tablet.

34. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

only sammy can make phablets successful. and 6.1 jesus

46. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

6.3 inches for Note 3, so your statement is hypocritical at best

49. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It's going to be 5.8 incher with minimal bezel. You don't know what you're talking about. The 6.3 one will be a mini tablet

33. Imaxxacre

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

Huawei, I believe, is soon going to become a big player in the western world.

31. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

It is NOT just the big screen thats amazing in Note-II.. It has magic wand and soo many sw wonders up its sleeve. I even doubt this Huawei device has S-Pen, let alone other sw magic...

25. DownSouthLivin

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2011

Only in China will you see 5 guys standing around in a circle measuring to see who's is biggest and the guy with the 6 incher is crowned king.

24. androidlikeaboss

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

Pretty impressive specs for a reasonable price! Good phablet!!!

23. phljcnth

Posts: 567; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Phablets are "getting out of hand". Lol

21. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Huawei is weak in software updates and user interface. So even if the device has better configuration than note 2 it won't be enough. ...

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