Samsung Galaxy Note II may have sparked new wave of rise in “phablet”. Huawei seems to have intention of stepping into this niche market. The chairman of Huawei Yu Chengdong recently disclosed on his official Sina Weibo that the company will hold a launch event in Beijing on the 29th of October (next Monday). The giant phone is rumored to be dubbed as “Ascend Mate”, which will come with a 6.1-inch Full HD display, a 1.8GHz Huawei’s homegrown quad-core processor (Hisilicon K3V3), 2GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery and run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. More info after the break.
Reportedly, the machine is said to measure about 9.9mm thick. By comparing it with the OPPO Find 5 (allegedly 6.9mm) and HTC J Butterfly (9.1mm), Huawei’s one will be the thickness one, but noted it has a bigger display than OPPO and HTC as well. Its 6.1-inch display might appeared to be very close to tablet-sized devices like the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire. So will Huawei’s phablet also take up challenge against the 7-inch tablet market? Furthermore, the new giant phone might pack Huawei’s Hisilicon K3V3 processor, and it seems to be the successor of 1.5Ghz K3V2 CPU, which may implies better performance. There’s no detail about the price yet, we’re expecting it to be in between 3,000 yuan ($484) -3,500 yuan ($565).
In the launch event next week, Huawei is also very likely to announce the Honor 2. The latest rumor said Huawei Honor 2 will pack a 1.8GHz quad-core Hisilicon processor, a 4.5-inch 720p IPS display, 2GB RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera, dual-SIM slots and Android 4.1. The price of the machine will be roughly around 1,799 yuan ($290) – 1,999 yuan ($322), which will be at the same price of Xiaomi newly released Mi-Two or cheaper than it.
Furthermore, netizens found out that the Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen recently posted a weibo using a device called “Mysterious phone”, and it’s suspecting that the “Mysterious phone” that she utilized might be Huawei’s upcoming Ascend Mate, since Huawei also named the launch event as “Mysterious Phone”.
One last thing, there is another sets of concept shots and photo down below which claimed to be Huawei’s phablet, but we think it’s likely to be fake.
Source: ePrice (Chinese translated),
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