Huawei bets big on the big-screen 6.1 inch Ascend Mate smartphone
One of the benefits of a huge smartphone display is that it also leaves room for a massive battery — the Ascend Mate has a 4050mAh battery, something you’d usually find in a tablet, not a phone.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
The phone has an 8MP camera on the back and a front-facing 1MP camera, and the whole thing measures 6.5″ x 3.4″ x 0.4″ and weighs 7 ounces.
The Ascend Mate should be available in China in February.
Just like Samsung sells the Galaxy Note II, but markets the Galaxy S III as its flagship device, Huawei isn’t pushing the Ascend Mate as its primary smartphone. The company’s latest flagship phone is the Ascend D2, with a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, the same quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.