Huawei Ascend Mate Unveiled at CES, Shows Its Huge Screen And Battery


Huawei Ascend Mate Unveiled

It hasn’t been a long time since the start of this year’s CES, and yet, many interesting devices have already popped up. One of the leading manufacturers at CES is¬†undoubtedly Huawei, which is also one of the few Chinese ones that are actually moving up in a very fast rate. We’ve already encountered their next flagship phone, the Ascend D2, but this is something completely different. Enter the brand new Huawei Ascend Mate.

We have been aware of Huawei’s plans of releasing such a device as the Ascend Mate, but now this is the real deal. Namely, it’s a phablet device that is meant to compete with the likes of the highly-successful Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Ascend Mate sports a gigantic 6.1 inch screen of HD resolution while keeping the bezels around it as thin as possible and therefore making the device still usable enough for day-to-day usage. Other highlights include a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon K3V2 quad-core CPU, 2 Gigabytes of RAM, the usual set of connectivity(WiFi a/b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 and so on), a beefy 4050 mAh battery etc. Android 4.1 will be running on top of it, customized with Huawei’s next-gen user interface called Emotion UI. That brings a good amount of eye-candy and a couple of special functions, such as Guiding Wizard, Smart Reading, Magic Touch, Easy Panel and the very handy One-Hand UI.

We quite like the Huawei Ascend Mate. If you share our opinion, please do not hesitate to visit Huawei’s official site for more information.


  1. We current Galaxy Note 2 owners appreciate your rookie entrance into this space created by Samsung. You have helped to up the ante assuring the Galaxy Note 3 will blow your doors off. Making a large screen smartphone is all the Ascend Mate really is. What software and features are being brought to the table?? This is really a boot leg wanna be Galaxy Note 2. The really creators are watching you.

    • Thank you for your comment! We agree with your point that the Ascend Mate is not a real threat for a massive hit such as the Galaxy Note 2, but we look at it as a more affordable alternative that’s still capable of doing its job fine. Its CPU is not superior to Samsung’s quad-core Exynos CPU featured in the Galaxy Note 2. Hence, it can’t be even compared with the next-gen CPUs that were unveiled at CES 2013, but it will surely satisfy the more casual owners. Also, it’s always better to have some more available choices in the same segment. Even if the Ascend Mate is not very successful, that will just boost Samsung’s reputation as a maker of the best devices(phablets, if you will) in this segment, as you mentioned in your comment.

      • Yes sir you are 100% correct. I am happy for consumers generally who actually might want this device. I wish it does make it to the States maybe even on T-mobile that would be cool since it does have all the bands needed for tmobile usage.


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