The Huawei Ascend Mate has been previewed prior to its official unveiling at CES in January by the company’s chairman of devices, Richard Yu. Yu showcased the device in a store in Guangzhou, China. The moment has been captured on video, which is currently available on Youtube for tech fans who are curious about the forthcoming smartphone.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is expected to pack a 1080p High Definition display that is the current trend among recent high-end devices. This display will measure a massive 6.1 inches diagonally and has low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) nature. It will also have a pixel density of 361 pixels per inch (ppi).
Inside, the handset will feature a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quad-core processor working with 2GB of RAM. The device will be powered by a large 4,000 mAh battery. At its thinnest part, the device will measure 9.9mm. The version of Android that will be on the device is still unknown.
Huawei will reveal more information about the upcoming device during CES in January, along with two other smartphones, the Ascend D1 and W1. The China-based company earlier announced that the device will be better than the smartphone offerings from Apple and Samsung.
The handset will retail in China for around ¥3,000 or about US $480, according to the website Sina Weibo. Its price makes the Huawei Ascend Mate a more affordable alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note phablet.
By comparison, the most recent Note, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a 3100mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of user memory that is expandable for an extra 64GB via a microSD card, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.9-megapixel front camera, and an S-Pen stylus.
Will you consider purchasing a 6.1-inch phablet like the Huawei Ascend Mate?