The Huawei Ascend Mate has been rumored to be unveiled at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas but it has been revealed to the public a few weeks earlier. An executive of the company, Richard Yu, recently showed of his phablet device to fans at a Huawei store in Guangzhou, China.
Previously, people only speculated on what the Ascend Mate will be like but after seeing an actual unit we now have confirmed some of its features. One thing that will definitely attract your attention is its massive 6.1 inch low power IPS display which is already bordering the size of 7 inch tablets. This unit has an even larger display than the Galaxy Note II which only has 5.5 inches.
This device will be using a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quad core processor combined with 2 GB of RAM that’s sure to be blazingly fast. It will be running on Android Jelly Bean 4. 1. We are also pleased to know that it will be using a 4,000 mAh battery which should give it a longer battery life considering the fact that it uses a quad core processor which is a power hog. When it hits the market expect the price to be in the $480 range. Yu however commented that the final specifications may differ since what he is using is just a preliminary device.
Manufacturers seem to be pushing for larger displays nowadays. If you think 6.1 inches is already too big for a phone-tablet combo then wait till you see what Samsung is cooking up as the company is reportedly going to release a 6.3 inch device next year.
More details on the Huawei Ascend Mate will be provided in CES 2013 where it is expected to make its official debut.