Other than ZTE, Huawei, another network equipment and device maker from China, is also present at the CES 2013. Confirmed by a Huawei executive last month, the Ascend Mate is finally made official at the show. With a screen bigger than the Galaxy Note II, the Chinese company says the device is the smartphone with largest screen. Let’s wait and see if this monster can really challenge Samsung’s 5.5-inch Note II.
The Ascend Mate features a huge 6.1-inch 1280×720 HD IPS+ LCD touchscreen with Magic Touch for enhanced screen responsiveness that users can use the touch display even when wearing gloves. The super-sized phone/tablet hybrid sports a 8 Megapixel main camera with HDR and Full HD video recording and a 1 Megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. It also features dual-mic noise reduction technology for clear voice calls and Dolby sound system for enhanced sound quality. Though the screen is huge, Huawei says that phablet is designed to fit comfortably in a single hand, and the phone measures just 6.5mm thin at its narrowest part.
Huawei’s 6.1-inch smartphone is powered by Huawei’s own Hi-Silicon quad-core 1.5GHz processor and runs Android 4.1 with its custom Emotion UI. Featuring a 4050mAh battery, the handset also includes Huawei’s Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) power-saving technology for longer battery life. According to Huawei, the Ascend Mate provides up to 2 days of ordinary use on a single charge, and has a fast battery charging capability that saves over 30% of battery charging time.
Huawei is going to release the Ascend Mate in China in February 2013. Along with and this 6.1-inch phablet, Huawei also brings the 5-inch 1080p Ascend D2 to the CES 2013.
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