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CES: Huawei shows off super-sized 6.1in Ascend Mate smartphone

08 Jan 2013
Huawei Ascend Mate with Android 4.1

LAS VEGAS: Huawei unveiled its giant 6.1in Ascend Mate smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, a phone that dwarfs even the Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 smartphone. 

The huge 6.1in 1920x1080 touchscreen display makes it the largest smartphone on the market. However, it's not just the size of the screen that's impressive, as it also features 361ppi resolution and arrives complete with "Magic Touch" technology. This means that users can use the phone while wearing gloves.

Taking tips from its Galaxy Note rival, the Huawei Ascend Mate also comes with "Floating Window" multitasking support, which means that users can watch a video while typing up an email, for example.

Another nifty software tweak is its "One-hand" user interface, which sees the keyboard and dialpad shrunk down so they can be used with just one hand. 

The high-end specifications continue throughout the rest of the handset, as the Ascend Mate also boasts Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with Huawei's customisable Emotion user interface skin.

There's also a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a dual Wi-Fi receiver for speeds up to 150Mbit/s and a whopping 4,050mAh battery, which Huawei boasts will last for 22 hours of constant talk time.

The Huawei Ascend Mate will make its debut in China next month, with a global rollout to start in March. There is no word on pricing yet. 

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Carly Page joined The INQUIRER as News Editor in April 2012. Before becoming a full-time geek, Carly studied Journalism at the University of Lincoln, and dabbled in the music journalism industry. Carly's main coverage areas include mobile devices, mobile software, telecoms, mobile operators, social networks and anything Breaking Bad related.

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