Huawei Ascend Mate phone with 6.1-inch 720p display revealed

by: Varun RajDecember 23, 2012


Huawei is all set to introduce its monster-sized 6.1-inch Android-powered Ascend Mate smartphone at CES 2013. The device, whose details have already been announced unofficially by company’s impatient executives, features a 1080p display and is ready to take on the likes of Galaxy Note 2.

Two weeks before the official announcement event, Huawei’s Richard Yu revealed the upcoming device in front of fans at a Huawei Store in Guangzhou. The scene was captured on video and is embedded below for your viewing pleasure. The 6.1-inch device is the Huawei Ascent Mate, which we’ve talked about before. Rumors suggest that it features a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quad-core processor, a 720p display, 9.9mm thickness, and more. These specs were revealed by Yu at Chinese social networking site Sina Weibo, where he noted that the teased specs might differ from the actual device. The device is rumored to be priced at ¥3,000 which is almost equal to $480.

Huawei’s Ascend Mate is seen as a worthy competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and other large screen devices. The fact that it features a 6.1-inch display that is even larger than Samsung’s ‘Phablet’ might be unacceptable for some, but will be loved by many, as is the Galaxy Note 2.

Huawei is scheduled to announce the Huawei Ascend Mate at an event its is hosting at CES 2013 after two weeks.

  • RarestName

    This is a tablet for like 99% of the world population. Even people with big hands would agree with that.

    • I agree, I have big hands and I feel the Note II is already pushing the boundary, this thing is just basically holding onto the phablet cliff.

  • HellG

    Holy fucking fuck!
    1.8ghz CPU & 6inch 1080P screen?? Even if that thing has a 3000mah battery it wont last half a day!!

    • Nexus

      its actually 4000mah battery.

    • yana

      4,000 MAH battery, lazy reporting by Android Authority. Every blog reporting this has quoted this yet AA has left this bit if vital information out.

      • HellG

        oh thanks people my fault then ^_^
        Now its all good :)

  • Peter Blanco

    I’m not sure how I feel about a 6.1 inch screen though… Samsung pushed the limit with the Note 2 (which I have and love) and found the sweet spot at about 5.5-5.7. Call me crazy but I think anything much past that is way too close to tablets considering there is a 7 inch market.

    • Freddy

      pfft, don’t blast it till you try it

    • Noah

      I think they’re already pushing it with the S3, way too big to carry it around.

      Here the 6.1 inch just makes it embarrassingly ridiculous. Too small for a tablet, impractical for a smartphone.

      • terry

        As the guy below said, if you aint tried it dont bash it

  • Now official asia now produces a phone bigger than their cock!

    • Dariah

      its official, you aint funny and have the typical IQ of a knob headed inbred consisting of single digits. Stay away from the internet mummy paid for you to use, jackass.

      • Which one of the 2 are you in the photo?, ah the despair of only packing 3 inches of measly yellow meat, maybe Santa will pop a pump in your stocking!

        • Freddy

          Which are you, the flid or the accident that wasn’t supposed to be?

          • Oh, I adore that you have to explain that an accident is unintentional. A journey through your mind must be like sailing the QE2 through the seven seas of stupidity, islands of prosaic turpitude punctuating the stolid mists of blandness.

  • mitchel

    These chinese OEMs are killing me.. They absolutely KIRF iOS UI!

  • Damn i would use this. If this comes to the states i would consider this for my next phone. does it come with a stylus (s pen)?

  • asd

    I think 6.0 inches is the perfect size, but the phone would have to be bezeless

  • Marco Poyo

    I’m an old guy. I have an AARP phone. The Doro. It has big keys and a phonebook I can read without a magnifying glass. It is unlocked so when I travel internationally i just buy a sim card. So I don’t need a phone. I need a tablet with a sim card for data and a camera that will fit in my pocket and is large enough that you can actually see it. Was going to get the Galaxy II but this looks perfect, if I can figure out how to operate it. Don’t suppose it comes with an instruction booklet. All the other tablets are to big.