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CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, 6.1-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Phablet Unveiled

Today was a busy day for Huawei at CES 2013, as the China-based company presented in Las Vegas new terminals like Huawei Ascend D2, a full HD 5-inch smartphone, plus the Huawei Ascend Mate mammoth. The latter one has made the headlines several times, with leaked pictures and benchmarks, but it today it was officially confirmed by the Asian phone maker. Unfortunately, its technical specifications are not as impressive as the rumors suggested.

Huawei Ascend Mate comes with a 6.1-inch display with a pixel density of 361 ppi, 4,050 mAh battery and a quad-core 1.5 GHz K3V3 processor developed by HiSilicon.

The 6.1-inch phablet runs on Android Jelly Bean and it comes with augmented reality technology for navigation and support for gloves input for the touch panel. Moreover, you will get split-screen multitasking in a similar way to Samsung’s Multi View, currently available on Galaxy S3 and Note 2.

Ascend Mate has dual mics, in order to make the phone calls more accurate, compensating its size by placing a mic at each ends of the smartphone.

Huawei Ascend Mate will be launched on the Chinese market this month, while the international debut will be made in March. We are curious to see the price of the model, as it will be an important factor in customers’ decision.

The 720p resolution of the 6.1-inch display is slightly disappointing, especially because there are 5-inch smartphones with full HD support, but for a reasonable price, I am sure that the public will forget about this little inconvenient.