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CES: Huawei unveils its mammoth 6.1in Ascend Mate smartphone

Makes Samsung's Galaxy Note look small
Mon Jan 07 2013, 22:00
Huawei Ascend Mate with Android 4.1

LAS VEGAS: CHINESE TECHNOLOGY FIRM Huawei unveiled the 6.1in Ascend Mate smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, a phone that dwarfs Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 smartphone. 

The Huawei Ascend Mate features a ginormous 6.1in 1920x1080 touchscreen display, making it the largest smartphone on the market today. Considering that we struggled to get our hands around the 5.5in Samsung Galaxy Note 2 handset, this phone really is massive.

It's not just the size of the screen that's impressive, as it also features 361ppi resolution and arrives complete with "Magic Touch" technology, which means that you can use the phone while wearing non-touchscreen gloves.

Taking tips from its Galaxy Note rival, the Huawei Ascend Mate also comes with "Floating Window" multitasking support, which means that you can watch a video while typing up an email, for example. Another nifty software tweak is its "One-hand" user interface, which sees the keyboard and dialpad shrinked down so they can be used with just one hand. 

The high-end specifications continue throughout the rest of the handset, as the Ascend Mate also boasts Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with Huawei's customisable Emotion user interface skin, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a dual WiFi receiver for speeds up to 150Mbit/s and a whopping 4,050mAh battery, which Huawei boasts will last for 22 hours of constant talk time.

The Huawei Ascend Mate will make its debut in China next month, with a global rollout to start in March. There's no word on pricing yet. 

Check back for our hands-on with the Huawei Ascend Mate smartphone - if it'll fit in our hands, that is. µ


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