Huawei exec confirms 'giant' 6-inch Ascend Mate, disses Samsung Galaxy Note II

A Huawei Senior VP named Yu Chengdong recently posted on social networking site Weibo to all but confirm the existence of a "giant" Android smartphone called the Huawei Ascend Mate which is expected to launch some time early next year--possibly during CES 2013. According to the rumor mill, Ascend Mate is set to become Huawei's biggest smartphone ever, and the Huawei exect above alludes to it by describing a "giant" handset that will put the Samsung Galaxy Note II to shame. That particular Samsung device is derided as unimpressive and overpriced.

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  • The Huawei Ascend Mate's leaked specs include a 6.1-inch 1080p screen, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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If the Huawei giant smartphone can actually match or exceed the specs of the Note 2 while offering a bigger screen and possibly their own stylus, Samsung might actually have some real competition at hand. This device certainly seems to be more of a threat than the LG Intuition has been thus far. - Andrew Grush, Mobile Magazine  
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