Update: Huawei is working on one of the biggest phablets, which is almost a tablet device if there was an inch larger screen, and this would come straight as a challenge to the Samsung Galaxy Note II, one of the best phablets in the market right now. Being speculated as the Huawei Ascend Mate, the large screen would have a 1080p HD display, and the phone has been into talks since October but this is the first time we have got some confirmed and surprising news.
Yu Chengdong, Senior Vice President of Huawei has stated on the Chinese microblogging site named Weibo that he is using the Samsung Galaxy S II and tweeting from that device, to check and understand the differences between the Note II and the device Huawei is working on. This is primarily to understand the user experience and the overall performance of the two devices.
According to Yu, there is going to be a far better design and a more stunning display, which is likely a 6.1 inch one and the device would have a slimmer bezel and a better grip to handle. He also hinted that the phone is going to have a stronger batter with a better battery life and wanted users to wait to get their hands on this excellent device which would be the best for usage but would have a less pricing compared to the large smartphones from the other brands.
Apart from what is mentioned in the confirmed news, we have also found that the Ascend Mate would have a Hass K3V3, quad-core processor at 1.8GHz speed, with 2GB of RAM. The entry of this huge sized Phablet would certainly be revolutionary, where most of the next upcoming 1080p phones are going to have the screen size of around 5 inch.
October 19th, 2012
The war in the phablet phones doesn’t seem to end. Samsung started phablet phones with launch of Galaxy Note and then quickly LG announced Optimus Vu. Finally everyone jumped into phablet phones following the success of Galaxy Note and with Galaxy Note II Samsung achieves a new height. Soon HTC announced HTC J smart phones. Huawei might be joining the phablet phone category as its expected to launch Ascend Mate in coming months.
Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend Mate will confuse users as it’s with large 6.1 inches display screen which provides 1080p display. Ascend Mate is a power house as it’s powered with quad core 1.8 Ghz K3V3 processor providing matchless processing speed. Along with that it includes 2 GB RAM enabling multi-tasking without any lag. This comes as the official leak for Mydrivers.com.
With such a big display, it needs atleast 4,000 mAh and it exactly has that specification when coming to battery. This 4,000 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery provides 10 hours of talk time and 3 days of standby time. The smart phone also includes the Huawei’s own EMUI 1.5 customized user interface on the overlay of the stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It includes various other features like Wi Fi and Wi Fi tether, other features found in all the smart phones.
With all those Ascend Mate still measures a thickness of 9.9 mm. If you are looking for thin smart phones then check out our blog entry of ‘Top 5 Thinnest smart phones ’ which are too slim to handle.
Huawei Ascend Mate has the following unconfirmed specifications –
- 6.1 inches 1080p display
- Quad Core 1.8 GHz K3V3 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 9.9 mm thickness
- 4000 mAh battery
- Wi Fi, Wi Fi tether
- Huawei’s EMUI 1.5 interface
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
Huawei Ascend Mate Price & Availability
Huawei once again hasn’t set any particular date for the Ascend Mate launch. Also there is no pricing details were made available. It looks like it will be launch early before Mobile World Congress and CES 2013. Price of Ascend Mate will be announced before launch.