Huawei quickly shows off the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate ahead of CES

Ian Hardy

December 24, 2012 7:53am

Huawei has already confirmed that they’ll be announcing the Android-powered Ascend D2 and the Windows Phone 8-powered Ascend W1 at CES in a couple week. However, they have a bit more up their sleeves… and it’s massive. How does the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate sound? Huawei exec Richard Yu decided to show some lucky customers the beast at a store in Guangzhou, China. Pics and videos were captured, as were specs: runs Android (not sure what OS), has a 1080p display with a 361ppi, 1.8Ghz HiSilicon K3v3 quad-core chip, 9.9mm thin and a 4,00mAh battery.

There’s no word on if this phablet will be hitting Canadian soil, but we’ll bring you some hands-on time while we’re at CES in a couple weeks. 6.1-inches is slightly smaller than the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Note III at 6.3-inches. Video below.

Source: Engadget

  • mauricio

    beautiful *.*

  • 2cf

    RIP RIM!!!!! :D :D

  • Vengefulspirit99

    way too big… And I thought the note 2 was big… this thing is massive… this is a tablet not a phone

    • EvanKr

      IMHO, as long as they can keep the same footprint as the Note 2, screen size isn’t a huge concern. I’d love to see a 6.5″ Note with no bezel, and have the device size be the same as previous generations.

    • PkaTka1

      They are only one year ahead of samsung. The next Samsung Galaxy s4 mini is rumored to be 6 inches where the normal galaxy s4 is rumored to be a HDablet (HDTV + tablet = 50 inch)

  • DeeZee

    I want the Note III – now you’re talkin’!

  • caribouroader

    GIVE ME A BREAK !

  • GlassBackBadIdea

    Does it have a glass plate on the back side like the Nexus 4. Of course not, Huawei don’t have dumb designers like in Google and LG

  • EvanKr

    Ooh, 4000mAh! Christmas has come a day early this year!

  • M

    Omg this is just getting ridiculous. I can’t imagine how ridiculous someone would like talking with this

    • WIND FTW

      Thats not a problem becouse people don’t talk on their phone anymore. 85% time of time its gonna be used for YouTube, Netflix or web browsing.

    • dave thans

      As ridiculous as your tiny head on your swea ty f at body I’d guess.

  • Henaway

    FINALLY! A phone big enough it won’t turn sideways in my pant pockets! Battery seems to be just about the right size for such a device. I can see 1080p being really nice in the 6″ range. (Still think it’s silly in the 5″ device space.)

    • Plazmic Flame

      You have some mighty large pockets… are you LeBron James?

  • Bobby

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  • wes

    If I actually saw some stupid guy talking on this with it up to his head, I would laugh at him. You would look like such a douche.

    • dave thans

      Keep using your tiny little phone gra ndma, I’m sure kids won’t point and laugh at you on your puney cell looking like you’re from the 90s.

      I bet you drive a smart car, too. Those tiny things don’t look ridiculous at all when people drive them around… Lol… That’s how you look with your tiny cell.

  • TheTruth

    I don’t understand why you would go to a CES event with a crappy camera.

    • Plazmic Flame

      It’s most likely someones smartphone camera which all pretty much suck indoors with artificial lighting.

  • nely

    its Huawei so I’ll most likely never mess with it, but 6inches….? why? Coming from a galaxy note II owner.

  • screamer

    The note is just fine. The one I like and there is no need for an update for two years. Just when the contract is up. Like the size of my galaxy a lot. Tried the note and just fit in my pocket.

  • babablacksheep

    Too small! I want a 20″ bablet that I can carry around in my pocket! I want tablet functions, phone functions, and oven functions.

    Baaaaaaa typical sheep comment right here