The Huawei Ascend Mate: Another Phablet Enters the Ring
Galaxy Note II, meet your match: Ascend Mate has the largest screen to ever grace a smartphone. Ascend Mate enters the phablet ring alongside Samsung's Galaxy Note II, which was released last Fall. The massive "handheld" device — touting a 6.1-inch 720p display, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, and 1.5Ghz quad-core processor — was introduced today at CES by Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Ascend Mate runs Huawei's custom UI on top of Android Jelly Bean and boasts a power-saving battery that provides up to two days of usage on a single charge. The phone/tablet hybrid also features a highly sensitive screen technology called Magic Touch that allows the screen to recognize touch even when the user is wearing gloves. Interested parties in the US will have to wait a while before they can get their hands on the device; starting February 2013, Ascend Mate goes on sale in China only .
Get a first look at Huawei's colossal phablet, and let us know: does a 6.1-inch display cross the line?