Huawei launches 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet
Huawei has officially launched its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate in India for Rs 24,900. It is the company’s most expensive smartphone in the country at the moment. However, the official price is a lot lesser than the price of Rs 28,990 that we saw on an online listing last week.
The Ascend Mate will bring the competition to Samsung’s new Mega series of phones thanks to the large 6.1-inch HD IPS+ display, which has a 1280 x 720 resolution. The display comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection. In terms of processing power, the Ascend Mate will most likely be a capable performer thanks to the 1.5GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 processor. The phone benefits from Intel’s XMM6260 HSPA+ chip, so it should be able to deliver high-speed 3G internet. In addition, the phone has 2GB of RAM and ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so we presume the software experience will be lag-free.
Huawei Ascend Mate has a very attractive price tag
Obviously, a phone with the Ascend Mate’s large display and high-end processor will require sufficient battery to last long. And Huawei has duly obliged with a 4050 mAh battery in the Ascend Mate. That is one of the largest batteries we have come across in a smartphone and we are truly excited to see how long the Ascend Mate can go on for.
In the imaging department, the Ascend Mate gets an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1 megapixel camera on the front. We reckon the low-spec’d camera has been included to cut costs.
The Ascend Mate will play nicely with 802.11 a/b/g/n bands of Wi-Fi. It comes with support for dual-band Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and, of course, Wi-Fi hotspot. The Mate will be available in stores and online retailers in Crystal Black and Pure White colours.[source:tech2]