The success of the Galaxy Note series has left other manufacturers scrambling for an answer. From HTC’s J Butterly and Sony’s Odin, to Huawei’s Ascend Mate – everyone’s trying to get a piece of the lucrative phablet pie. Hold up, let’s scratch the last one and move Huawei’s offering from the list, as it’s been proven to be a fake. Or has it?

According to GSM Insider, the Ascend Mate may turn out to be the Huawei Honor 2 instead, which won’t be packing that big of a screen – or anything close. It’s speculated only to have a 4.5-inch IPS screen.

Other expected specs of the Huawei Honor 2 include the home-brewed quad-core K3V2 processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone may be launched as early as October 29.

It’s hard to make a case for the existence of the Ascend Mate for now. So you know what – until we see pictorial evidence of the Ascend Mate and/or something more concrete, we’ll place it under the rumor/fake folder.

If you’re still on the lookout for that Galaxy Note alternative, you can switch your obsession from the Mate and its supposed 6.1-inch display to the aforementioned J Butterfly and Odin instead.

Thanks, LiuXang!

Bams Sadewo
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  • dro_ID

    A 6.1 incher would be fine in case the bezels would be reduced to minimum, thus the body size keeping a same size of a current 5.3 inch phablet. I would be glad to have a larger battery instead a larger screen. I hope that at least a manufacturer will realize that 1 day autonomy is awful.

    • MasterMuffin

      One word (or actually, one phone): Motorola razr HD maxx

      • Jared Persinger

        That’s what im getting tomorrow!!

        • MasterMuffin

          Why not today? :)

      • dro_ID

        totally agree!

  • leonidas reynaldo rojas gahona

    in this day and it was expected that any of the largest companies in the first step to overcome the 5.5 inch Galaxy Note Sansung 2 and rumurea is that in the so called space siver ship insignia of huawei huawei I mean matt ascend with 6.1 inch screen, quad-core 2GB ram 32gb internal memory which is missing on rumors that the company exceeds the 808 nokia 41mpx pureviw of your camera or even then if exceed the flagship outdated frace interspatial would shed huawei logo just have to wait to see if indeed outperforms these and if you leave before Christmas is welcome

    • MasterMuffin

      Uhmmm….. what?

    • Michael Muyunda

      on word : punctuation

    • U asked ur cat to type in stuff or what…!!!!

  • Competiting note2..!!!
    Better make dis giant gud frm hardware as well. .6.1 inch is too much I would say..! ! 4000mah to back it up. .
    Interesting device..!!!!