During the first opening day at CES the world’s thinnest phone has been unveiled, and the title belongs to Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra. Now is the time for the biggest phone. Ladies and gentlemen, a title for the hugest handset of 2013 belongs to Huawei with its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet . Nevertheless, there is no surprise in this announcement since the rumors about the Huawei Ascend Mate have been leaking lately numerous times, and we have been expected that during CES the phone will be officially announced.
Beside the biggest 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen (1280 x 720) with Gorilla Glass, the Huawei Ascend Mate packed an impressive strong 4,050 mAh battery to power it, which according to manufacturer, allows keep watching movies for even 10 hours. The device is supported also with Huawei’s Quick Power Control and Automated Discontinuous Reception technologies, which significantly help in terms of battery life. Huawei claims that the phone will easily last for two days of “ordinary usage” on one charge.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is powered by quad-core 1.5GHz Huawei Hisilicon processor with 2 GB of RAM on board, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI that comes with set of apps that should increase your productivity when working with the device. The phone features 8 megapixel rear camera with HDR, 1 megapixel front-shooter, 8 GB storage, expandable memory card slot, and Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR.
Unfortunately, the extra-large profile has its price. The Ascend Mate is literally huge and in many cases may not fit into pockets. The device is 6.5 inches tall x 3.4 inches wide x 0.4 inches deep (163.5 mm x 85.7 mm x 9.9 mm) and weights 6.98 ounces (198g).
The Ascend Mate will become available in China in February in Crystal Black and Pure White. Pricing and availability in the US have not been disclosed.