Tech blog site Yugatech got a tip from Huawei PH that the phablet Huawei Ascend Mate will be available in retail stores this week.
The Ascend Mate is poised to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3 with its 6.1-inch 720p display. The phone has Huawei own quad core chipset HiSilicon K3V2 clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2GB RAM, 8MP front facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, and running Android 4.1 Jellybean with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top of it.
Huawei Ascend Mate specs:
- 1.5GHz quad core Huawei HiSilicon K3V2 processor
- Corning Gorilla Glass
- 2GB RAM
- 6.1-inch IPS+ LCD Display (1280 x 720 pixels) 241 ppi
- 8GB internal memory with expandable memory via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 1 megapixel front facing camera
- HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, DNLA, Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS support
- 4050 mAh battery, non removable
- Android 4.1 Jellybean with Huawei’s Emotion UI
Huawei PH did not reveal the SRP of the Ascend Mate but sources say that the price will be close to P21,000 or even lower. With the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and 5.8 will also be due to be available next week, their prices will be almost close with each other. They also vary in sizes. What would you choose, the Galaxy Mega’s 5.8 and 6.3 inches or the Ascend Mate’s 6.1 inches?