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CES 2013: It's all about size, as Huawei launches giant phablet

CES 2013: It's all about size, as Huawei launches giant phablet
Daniel Gumble

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Devices / Android / January 9th 2013 at 10:26AM

6.1-inch device is either the biggest smartphone yet or the most compact tablet.

Huawei appears to have broken some kind of record at CES 2012, as its new 6.1-inch Ascend Mate becomes either the most whopping smartphone or the most modest tablet to hit the market to date.

The new phablet is primed for use primarily as a smartphone, boasting a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and a 4050 mAh battery. Furthermore, it features an eight-megapixel camera on its rear and a one-megapixel front-facing camera. It is also running Android’s Jelly Bean OS.

However, while size is seemingly the number one concern with the Ascend Mate, its screen resolution only comes in at more modest 1,280 x 720 pixels.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Yu, chief executive of consumer business at Huawei, said: “The Huawei Ascend Mate breaks barriers to deliver a supercharged entertainment, communication and creative experience for all your personal and professional needs.”

Huawei has announced that the Ascend Mate will only be available in China and will hit shelves in February.

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