When Samsung launched Galaxy Note, many of the analysts have doubted that the 5.3-inch phablet would ever become a market success. But Samsung reported that 10 million Galaxy Note units were sold world wide, while its successor, Galaxy Note 2, has already arrived in 5 million houses, proving that there’s a big enough market for devices with displays that place them at the border between smartphones and tablets.
Huawei has publicly admitted that their own phablet is in the works, confirming the rumors that roamed around the web for a while, also saying that their smartphone will be a lot cheaper than Samsung’s rival model.
Yu Chengdong, Huawei vice president, didn’t unveil more details about the technical specifications of the phablet. According to the rumor mill, it will be named Ascend Mate, and it will pack a 6.1-inch display with full HD resolution, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM.
How many of the rumored technical specifications are the real deal we will most likely see at CES 2013, in January, or a month later at Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
The China-based company have already proven that it is capable of competing with the segment’s leaders, as models like Ascend P1 or Ascend D1 Quad XL, already showed the real potential of the phone maker, making us eager to see the alleged Ascend Mate in flesh.