The upcoming ‘phablet’ was first spotted by MyDrivers.com, a Chinese site, which was then translated by UnwiredView.com. The Huawei Ascend Mate is said to sport a 6.1-inch 1080p (full HD) display. Other specs include a 1.8GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM under the hood.
With specs such as these, it would be even more powerful in terms of screen resolution and processing power compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This would also make the device the most powerful smartphone to date.
However, with a massive 6.1-inch display, we’re not sure if the device qualifies as a smartphone or a small tablet. Furthermore, if you thought the Galaxy Note 2 wasn’t ideal for human hands, wait until you get to use this beast.
It’s unknown whether Huawei’s phablet will include a stylus or not, just like the Galaxy Note and its successor the Galaxy Note 2. Although the use of styluses was condemned by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, it does wonders for the Note. It is highly responsive and makes writing and sketching easy.
If the Huawei Ascend Mate doesn’t offer similar features like the Galaxy Note 2, it is likely to rely on its monster specs and a cheaper price to attract buyers and divert their attention towards the Galaxy Note.
We are yet to hear from Huawei regarding the device’s price tag and when it plans to officially release the device. Furthermore, the company still hasn’t confirmed if the device exists or not.
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