Each mobile device manufacturer wants to go into the books of history as the first to do something, and Huawei is no exception. Samsung did venture into uncharted paths with 5.3 inch phablet that is the Galaxy Note and further on with the Galaxy Note II. This niche has since been coined the phablet, and Huawei wants to be known as the company with the biggest phablet. Yesterday at CES in Las Vegas, Huawei announced their biggest and world’s biggest smartphone at 6.1 inch HD with a screen-to-body ratio of 73%, the Huawei Ascend Mate. This phablet runs Huawei’s own Hi-Silicon Quad-Core processor at 1.5 GHz.
The screen is a HD IPS+ LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution that promises to work even with gloves on. Of-course Nokia was the first with this to cater for mitten donning users in the colder north. The device is 6.5mm thin at the narrowest, trust Huawei not to mention what the thickest point it. The battery is a 4050 mAh that promises upto 2 days even with the large high resolution display. Huawei attributes this performance to QPC (Quick Power Control) and ADRX (Automated Discontinuous Reception smart power saving technology and adds that it has the fastest battery charging capability. It runs Android 4.1 and has a rear 8MP AF camera with HDR and a 1MP HD front camera.
Huawei as a network operator, knows what most of the world needs in terms of networks and has packed ability to support 5 frequency bands and maximum ratio combining to increase network reception to 2.5dB for better network performance.
Huawei Ascend Mate will be available in China from February in crystal black and pure white. No mention on when it will be available in the global market or the price at which it’s going to sell.