Chinese phone maker Huawei which is now a known brand in the affordable phone category has entered the premium segement in India with the lanch of Ascend Mate, a 6.1 inch phablet selling for Rs 24,900.
The device which was first unveiled at CES at CES earlier this year, will have a 6.1-inch IPS (720×1280 pixels) display with Magic Touch technology. This is similar to the one on Nokia Lumia 920 that allows users to use gloves on the screen.
The Ascend Mate is powered by a quad-core Huawei K3V2 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and has 2GB of RAM. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1-megapixel front camera, expandable memory up to 32GB, and a massive 4,050mAH battery that has a fast charge mode. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coupled with Huawei’s Emotion UI and has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The phone comes with a few innovative features. The battery is said to last up to two days on a single charge and can act as a power pack to charge other smartphones. The power control system boosts the battery life of the handset by 30%.
The keyboard of the device can be reduced in size and moved towards the left or right, so that users find it easier to type on the large screen even with just one hand. This feature is also found in the Samsung Mega phones.
The Ascend Mate will go up against other phablets like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Mega series but the specs on this look better.
The Ascend Mate is the costliest Huawei device available in the country. The company usually releases only lower mid-range and entry-level devices.
- Display: 6.1-inch IPS HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass
- OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core Silicon K3V2 processor
- Memory: 2GB of RAM
- Storage: 8GB of storage with microSD card
- Camera: 8.0-megapixel rear camera, 1.0-megapixel front HD camera
- Battery: 4050 mAh battery
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.0 LE EDR
- Dimensions: 163.5 x 85.7 x 9.9 mm, 198 g