Huawei announces Ascend Mate and Ascend D2
Huawei has announced the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate and smaller Ascend D2 at CES 2013
Huawei has announced two new devices at CES 2013: the Ascend Mate with a staggering 6.1-inch screen and the Huawei Ascend D2.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is the largest of the two and is even bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Think Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 was too big? Well, you'll be positively overwhelmed by the Ascend Mate's 6.1-inch screen – it is truly gigantic. It is, however, exceptionally thin being just 6.5mm at its thinnest point, which does make up for its rather expansive proportions.
Marketed as a smartphone rather than a tablet, the device also packs in a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a very impressive 4050mAh battery.
The Ascend Mate's display boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 73 per cent which Huawei claims is the highest in the industry.
The screen features a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and the device runs on Android 4.1 with an 8-megapixel camera.
The Huawei Ascend Mate will be available from February, although how much it will cost and whether it's supported by any UK networks is still a mystery.
The Huawei Ascend D2 is the flagship Huawei device with a 5-inch screen. The D2 runs on Android 4.1 with a 1.5GHz processor and 13-megapixel camera.
With a 3000mAh battery and Huawei's QPC and ADRX smart power-saving technology, the company claims power consumption is reduced by 20 per cent in standby mode.
A 4.7-inch Ascend D2 will also be released, but word is both D2 models will only be available in China and Japan.