WIND Mobile releases the Huawei Ascend Mate

Ian Hardy

August 29, 2013 1:19pm

WIND has officially expanded their phablet lineup and launched the Huawei Ascend Mate.

This is a huge smartphone/tablet. We had our hands-on time with this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device back in January at CES and, for the price, it’s something to think about. WIND has priced the Ascend Mate at $99 on WINDtab or $399 outright.

WIND notes the Huawei Ascend Mate has “the visual experience of a tablet and the convenience of a mobile phone” and “have been merged into one portable powerhouse.” Specs have it coming with a 6.1-inch 1280×720 display, 1.5Ghz quad-core K3V2 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP camera that captures 1080p HD videos, 4050 mAh battery that reportedly gives “up to two days of usage on a single charge.”

Grab it here from WIND

  • Sanjay Kumar

    Wind is launching phones one after another. Looks like this Christmas time will be good for shopping cellphone.

    • MapleHoney

      Say no to Huawei. Just no.

    • Martini

      Why’s that? I’m curious.

    • MapleHoney

      They are cheap with lots of features but they don’t last long.

  • Samuel Gomez Recuero

    That is one huge battery. Should last long for power users.

  • Ry29

    With this phone as an example, there should no longer be any excuses from manufacturers to put in small batteries in a smartphone.

  • John Miguel Lopes Vieira

    $400 price tag is pretty damn good. Huawei phones tend to actually be pretty quality as well. I just wish there was more carriers selling them to make all competition prices go down.

  • Allwayswrite

    hehehhe wind mobile releases

    • Dave

      You are sooo funny.

  • Lucas

    huawei has the worst UI out of all the android phones I’ve seen.

    • Samuel Gomez Recuero

      custom rom

  • Sierra

    I saw it in person today and the phone is actually MASSIVE
    Its a behemoth, pretty unreal

  • jeff

    399 seems like a much more reasonable price for a phone. Add another $100 for the phones with updated specs and prices are about right

  • WireNow

    Yes, it’s about time that we have a device that ‘supposedly’ offers two days of battery life…

    • shannon

      I bought this cell on thursday last week before they actually started selling them. Salesperson brought it out from under the counter because I mentioned having a phone in a tablet. The battery lasts for two to three days on a full ch@rge. Only downfall is that I cant get a case for it. I can pull up my calendar and calculator at the same time…can watch 4 movies simultaneously if i wanted to :-D

  • sbosnell

    Spec wise, and pricing one has to think why someone would buy the Samsung Galaxy Mega instead of this phone. Assuming the Huawei has a world band radio in it, putting a custom rom on it should make this a much better phone than the Mega. Am I missing something?

  • Chintan Patel

    it has 8gb intenal storage and not 16gb