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!

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