Huawei’s 6.1-inch Ascend Mate official


No one really doubted its existence, but at least it’s now official. Meet Huawei’s latest phablet, the absolutely huge 6.1-inch Ascend Mate. This particular phablet is filled with all the latest Android gadgetry, which includes a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor, 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen that sadly isn’t a full HD display (topping out at 1280 x 720) and a huge 4050 mAh battery. The Ascend Mate also has a 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR and 1.0-megapixel HD front-facing camera, and will be powered by Android 4.1.

Even if it is freakishly large, the Huawei Ascend Mate is one of the thinnest smartphones you’ll ever see, coming in at just 6.5mm at its thinnest point. Huawei claims that the large battery, along with their QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology, allows the Ascend Mate to stay powered up for around two days of ordinary use on a single charge. China will be first market on the Ascend Mate’s list, and will appear on sale come February. No mention when it’ll arrive in other markets, sadly, or how much it will be.