Huawei Ascend Mate

Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

Huawei announces their Ascend Mate 2, a followup that actually impresses

A few years ago, Huawei decided they’d go their own way. In their move from a device maker for the stars to a device maker for the people, Huawei did what they’d always done — and we liked — but put their name on it. The Ascend Mate, the phone many consider the first “phablet”, helped to raise awareness to the brand, and ruffled a few feathers in the process. With the Ascend Mate 2, Huawei is at it again, and bringing the same energy and focus that made our heads turn the first time.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone arrives to rival Note II [Hands-on]

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone arrives to rival Note II [Hands-on]

Huawei's impressive new smartphone hasn't been a very well kept secret, but today in Vegas for CES 2013 they've officially unveiled their new Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone to rival the Galaxy Note II. We're pretty sure they won the battle for largest smartphone. We were lucky enough to snag a few quick pictures with the massive device so check them out and all the details after the break.

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Huawei Ascend Mate previewed: 6.1″ Full HD phablet takes on Note II

Huawei Ascend Mate previewed: 6.1″ Full HD phablet takes on Note II

Huawei's star of CES 2013, the Ascend Mate "phablet" has been given a pre-show reveal, with none other than the company's own devices chief whipping out the 6.1-inch oversized smartphone at a Huawei store in China. Tipped for imminent reveal, the Ascend Mate is expected to pair its bigger-than-a-Note-II display with a 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 quadcore processor, with Huawei unsurprisingly opting for a sizable battery too: 4,000 mAh is what's expected.

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