Dec, 26 2012

You either clicked this post to scoff, or drool. In any case, if you missed it, Huawei Chairman Richard Yu unofficially unveiled the manufacturer’s much leaked 6.1-inch Ascend Mate back on Sunday. While the device hasn’t been much of a secret — Richard has taken to his blog to talk about the device a few times in the past — the device is expected to be formally revealed at Huawei’s press even during CES 2013 in a few weeks along with the well-spec’d Huawei Ascend D2.

Looking much like you’d expect a 6.1-inch device to look, the device resembles what we’d expect a Galaxy Note 3 or 4 to look like in our mind’s eye. That is if Samsung continues down it’s current path. The Ascend Mate appears wide enough for the pocket but the length means it’s more than likely to peek out of your trousers. You know, the phone.

The Mate is expected to carry a nice set of specs, notably a 1080p full HD display, 4,000mAh battery, and  a quad-core CPU all tucked away nicely inside a 9.9mm thin frame. By comparison, the Note 2 measures about 9.4mm thick. The best part? The Huawei Ascend Mate is being billed as a more affordable Note, with pricing expected at around the $480 mark.

For another look, you can check out the embedded video below. We have a team assembled and ready to cover every inch of the CES showroom floor starting January 8th, so stay tuned for more.

[Weibo | via Engadget]

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