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access_time January 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM in Mobile by Brett Day

Monster 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate, and 5-inch Ascend D2 Make Appearances at CES


Huawei’s Ascend Mate, a 6.1-inch phablet, has been shown off by various shaky cams for several weeks now, but today it became official.  Huawei today made the Ascend Mate officially official at CES 2013.

Huawei confirmed that the handset does indeed feature a massive 6.1-inch 720p IPS+ LCD display (that’s half an inch bigger than the Note 2), users will also find a 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 1-megapixel camera on the front, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a equally huge 4,050mAh battery. The Ascend Mate will come with Android 4.1 (aka Jellybean), which will run under Huawei’s custom ROM,


The Ascend D2 is the Mate’s smaller, but equally impressive brother. The D2 has a 5-inch 1080p IPS+ LCD display, which is smaller than the Mate’s but it has a higher resolution, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 32GB of on-board storage and a 3,000mAh battery.

Both phones will be available during the first part of the year in China, with the D2 launching in January, followed by the Mate in February. There has been no official word from Huawei in regards to when the phones might ship to these shores, but one would expect that they will be here at some point.

So what do you think about the screen sizes of these two devices? Are they both too big? Are manufacturers going a little too crazy with screen sizes, or do you want these larger screens? Let us know in the comment section below.


  • Ramon Aranda January 8, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Wowzers…that’s huge!!

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