CES 2013: Huawei’s Phablet the Ascend Mate

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Together with the Huawei’s Ascend D2, the company also announced another flagship smartphone or their entry to the every growing “phablet” category the Ascend Mate; it’s a 6.1-inch smartphone with HD display (720p), a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and 4050 mAh battery.

Like Ascend D2, Ascend Mate will also be utilizing Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) for battery efficiency technology and fast sharing technology.

Huawei also said that Ascend Mate has a screen-to-body ratio of 73% – making it the “phablet” with the slimmest bezel. Ascend Mate will also feature what the company is calling ‘Magic Touch’ for screen responsiveness even with gloves on. The Ascend Mate’s specs may not appear as great as those of the Ascend 2 but they’re still impressive nonetheless.

Ascend Mate Specs:

  • 6.1 ” IPS+ LCD screen with 16 million colors @720 x 1280 pixels, 720p (241 ppi)
  • Corning® Gorilla® glass
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) upgradable to JellyBean 4.2
  • Chipset: Huawei K3V
  • Processor: Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core
  • Networks: (2G) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; (3G) HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
  • Micro-SIM
  • MicroSD up to 32 GB
  • Internal Storage: 2 GB
  • HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.7 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC, A-GPS support
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Rear-camera: 8 MP BSI, autofocus with LED flash
  • Front-camera: 1 MP BSI, autofocus with LED flash
  • Video playback: 1080p @30fps
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Li-Ion 4050 mAh battery
  • Color: crystal black, pure white

The Huawei Ascend Mate will be first available in China in Feburary 2013 and a reported pricetag of $480 or about 1,800 Saudi Riyals.

You can read Huawei’s Ascend Mate full PR below.

Huawei Unveils Smartphone with the World’s Largest Screen

The 6.1-inch HUAWEI Ascend Mate launched at CES 2013

[Las Vegas, U.S.A., January 7, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched the smartphone with the largest screen in the world, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The HUAWEI Ascend Mate features a huge 6.1-inch HD display, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and a 4050 mAh battery. Together with Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology and fast sharing technology, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate is proof that bigger is better.

“The HUAWEI Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The HUAWEI Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology available to more people globally.”

HUAWEI Ascend Mate has a screen-to-body ratio of 73% – the highest in the industry – which maximizes your viewing pleasure for emails, documents, video or games. The 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 for unsurpassed clarity and color accuracy, and ‘Magic Touch’ which provides enhanced screen responsiveness even with gloves. The Ascend Mate is slim and stylish, designed to fit comfortably in a single hand at just 6.5mm thin at its narrowest part.

HUAWEI Ascend Mate features a 4050 mAh battery and Huawei’s Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. With Huawei’s QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology, the smartphone provides up to two days of ordinary useage on a single charge. It has the fastest battery charging capability of smartphones in its range, which saves over 30% of battery charging time.

Together with global roaming functionality, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate supports five frequency bands making this smartphone perfect for international travelers. Its dual-antenna design supports high power data transmission and is optimized with maximum ratio combining method, to increase network reception by up to 2.5dB and providing an increase of 20 to 30% of overall network coverage.

Operating on Android 4.1 and featuring an 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR and 1.0-megapixel HD front-facing camera, HUAWEI Ascend Mate also provides dual MIC noise reduction technology, Dolby® sound system and stereo recording. HUAWEI Ascend Mate features an Augmented Reality navigation application to help reach your destination, ‘smart reading’ functionality allowing quick reference to dictionaries, Wikipedia and Google Search pages, and ‘swift sharing’ to upload pictures, videos and other files two- to three-times faster than other smartphone users in a Wi-Fi environment.

Available in crystal black and pure white, the HUAWEI Ascend Mate will be on sale in China in Feburary 2013.

Last modified: January 8, 2013

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