January 7, 2013 | by Natesh Sood
You thought the Samsung Galaxy Note II would have the largest screen on a smartphone in 2013, didn’t you? Don’t worry, I’m sure numerous other Android fans believed similarly. However, no one from Huawei believed the Galaxy Note II would hold that distinction for much longer since the Ascend Mate offers a 6.1 inch HD 720p display.
That’s right, the new flagship smartphone from Huawei took the definition of phablet to an all new level. Slated to launch in China in February, the Ascend Mate, introduced today at CES 2013, offers a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.1, and a 4050 mAh battery. In addition, the smartphone offers an 8MP rear facing camera and a 1MP front facing camera. Lastly, the Huawei Ascend Mate will launch in both crystal black and pure white.
The large battery should offer enough juice to get the Ascend Mate and its gargantuan screen through a day of heavy usage. The Ascend Mate will likely launch in other markets following its debut launch in China, but no word is provided at this time. Whether it reaches the United States and at what price remains to be seen.