Huawei launches Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 phablets [CES 2013]

At CES 2013, Huawei launched two new Android based smartphones with enormous displays (aka phablets) and these include the Ascend Mate which has a 6.1-inch display and the Ascend D2 which has a slightly smaller 5-inch display.

The Huawei Ascend Mate comes much closer to 7-inch tablets with its 6.1-inch IPS display which has a 720p resolution. This device is powered by a quad-core Hi-Silicon processor which is clocked at 1.5GHz and it also sports Magic Touch technology which enables users to use the touchscreen while wearing gloves, similar to the Nokia Lumia 920. The Ascend Mate is powered by a massive 4,050 mAh battery which has a fast charge mode, it has a 8 megapixel camera, it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and like Samsung’s multi-view it features a floating Windows mode which makes multi-tasking much easier.


The much portable Huawei Ascend D2 has a 5-inch 1080p resolution IPS+ display and a pixel density of 443ppi. It is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery and is powered by a quad-core Huawei K3V2 processor which is clocked at 1.5GHz. The device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Huawei has also mentioned that it will introduce a 4.7-inch model of the same at a later date.

Further Huawei has announced that the Ascend D2 will hit stores sometime later in January while the Ascend Mate will launch in February. Both the devices will initially arrive in China and no word about their international availability yet.

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