Huawei announced its new flagship smartphone, the Ascend Mate 7 running on the fastest LTE Cat 6 network
Today at IFA in Berlin, Huawei announced the numerously rumored Ascend Mate 7 joining the company’s lineup of high-end smartphones. The 6-inch phablet powered by a hefty processor is said to run on the fastest LTE Cat 6 network, which along with its fingerprint scanner makes the phone the first league player. Let’s take a look at this beast.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Flagship Smartphone
The Ascend Mate 7’s slim, measuring only 7.9 mm thick body houses a massive 6-inch LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels of resolution and quite high pixel density of 368ppi. Thanks to its super thin 2.9 mm side bezels, the device features a whopping screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent, which along with its brushed metal finish makes the new Ascend a real good looker.
Moving on to the spec sheet, the Ascend Mate 7 is powered by the Kirin 925 CPU with four cores A15 clocked at 1.8 GHz and second quad-core set of A7 cores clocked at 1.3 GHz, which makes it one of the fastest smartphones. The different configurations of cores are used dependently on the power needs of a particular app or function. What’s more the Ascend 7 has an additional single clocked at 270MHz core called Tensilica HiFi3 Auto DSP (digital signal processor) that supports the high-fidelity audio-processing which along with the smartphone’s noice-reducing earphones provide a high-quality music experience. The phone will be available in two memory options one the more powerful comes with 3GB RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage, other with 2GB RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.
Other tech parameters worth noticing include 13-megapixel back camera accompanied by 5-megapixel front-facing one, LTE connectivity, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Compass, G-sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor, GPS / AGPS and a fingerprint scanner that enables the phone’s user to unlock the device 80 percent faster with just a single touch.
As for the fingerprint scanner, manufacturer ensures that the sensor sports high 508PPI ratio which makes it highly sensitive. Furthermore, the scanner support even five sets of different fingerprint records that are coded and saved on the chipset aided by ARM TrustZone.
Another worth mentioning feature is the phone’s support for the LTE Category 6 connectivity that at least by now offers the fastest download speed of even 300 Mbps, which unfortunately is available only in several countries. All of this is powered by a massive 4,100 mAh battery with an ultra power saving mode.
The Ascend Mate 7 works on Android 4.4 KitKat with the Huawei’s own latest version of EMUI 3.0 US on the top and is said to go on sale in the variety of color flavors, so you can choose among Obsidian black, Moonlight silver, Amber gold.
Speaking of the phablet availability and pricing, the phone is said to cost something round $651 without contract and will be available in 30 countries, including China, Spain, Germany and the UK. As for now the manufacturer is mum about the Ascend Mate 7’s US premiere.
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