Huawei seems intent on making a big splash in the phablet market in the near future. The Chinese company hasn’t yet released a 5″+ smartphone, but that will drastically change very soon. The Ascend D2, which will probably be its flagship for 2013, will come with a 5-inch screen.
And then there’s the Ascend Mate. We first told you about the 6.1-inch monstrosity back in October, and since then it was casually demoed in a Huawei store to anyone who was interested by none other than Yu Chengdong, the company’s mobile device head honcho.
And today we get some new images depicting the Ascend Mate out and about (see above), courtesy of MyDrivers. Also, we find out which device Huawei thinks will be the main competitor to its upcoming offering – the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Not that that’s at all surprising, mind you, since Samsung’s second phablet is doing just great, sales-wise. Huawei is ready to fight the Korean giant and is planning a ‘bigger is better’ ad campaign it may seem judging from the image below.
The Ascend Mate may join the Ascend D2 for an official unveiling during CES in January. Huawei’s huge phablet will come with that 6.1-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor (Huawei K3), 2 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 4,000 mAh battery. It will be 9.9 mm thin.
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