A Closer Look at Huawei’s 6.1-Inch Ascend Mate

It will arrive on shelves in China as soon as next month

By on January 9th, 2013 01:21 GMT

On January 7, Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the largest Android-based smartphone in the world, namely the Ascend Mate.

The new device arrives on shelves with a large 6.1-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a 720p HD resolution, while being powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. It is also incredibly thin at only 6.5mm in its narrowest point.

In order to ensure increased usage times despite the phone’s large touchscreen and of the HiSilicon processor, Huawei packed a 4050 mAh battery inside the new device.

The company also loaded Ascend Mate with its proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) battery efficiency technology, which should ensure increased usage times.

According to the company, the new mobile phone can deliver up to two days of ordinary usage on a single charge, while also providing users with the fastest battery charging capability of any device in its range, with savings of around 30 percent of battery charging time.

The phone’s 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, while featuring a screen-to-body ratio of 73 percent, said to be the highest in the industry.

Not only does the device provide a great viewing experience when it comes to emails, documents, video or games, with great clarity and color accuracy, but it also offers increased responsiveness even with gloves, courtesy of “Magic Touch.”

On the back, Ascend Mate sports an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and with HDR, complemented by a 1MP front camera for making video calls.

Other specs of the new mobile phone include global roaming functionality, Dolby sound system and stereo recording, dual MIC noise reduction, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Augmented Reality navigation application, and smart reading functionality.

“The HUAWEI Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“The HUAWEI Ascend Mate is an industry-leading smartphone and showcases our innovation as we continue to make great technology available to more people globally.”

The Chinese mobile phone maker plans on making the new Huawei Ascend Mate available for purchase in China starting with the next month. The phone will be launched in two color flavors, namely crystal black and pure white.

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