Announced back at CES in January this year the Ascend Mate certainly pushes the boundaries when it comes to both screen size and Battery. The Ascend Mate comes with a massive 6.1″ display which incorporates ‘Magic Touch’, a technology that allows for users to still operate the phone even when wearing gloves, certainly something to think about with winter coming on. Battery wise a 4,050 mAh battery is not going to leave you wanting more very often.
The Ascend Mate also comes with the first instance of the Huawei Emotion UI. Huawei has traditionally used a stock Android experience or simply added a third party launcher on-top. It will be interesting to see exactly what enhancements and features the Emotion UI will bring to the party.
- 6.1″ HD(720×1280) IPS+ LCD Display
- 1.5 GHz Quad-core Huawei K3V2 CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB onboard with MicroSD card slot(up to 64GB)
- 8MP Rear Camera with 1MP Front Facing Camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4(BLE)
- Android 4.2 with Emotion UI
- 4,050mAh Battery
- 163.5×85.7×9.9 mm @ 198 grams
The Ascend Mate has been available to pre-order from Harvey Norman since the middle of last month and will set you back $429 but includes a $40 Boost unlimited pre-paid starter kit that includes unlimited Talk, Text and MMS and 3GB of data. So, if you pre-ordered the phone from Harvey Norman your order may be about to come in.
We’ll know more about the phone, it’s features as well as the important things such as availability once the launch is over. Watch the @AusdroidLive twitter account for details during the launch.