Huawei exec confirms Ascend Mate coming in early 2013 with a 6.1-inch 1080p display

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When it comes to marketing or just plain ‘ol bragging rights, when it comes tech, the bigger the spec, the better. Guess Huawei is feeling a bit of “little man” with their current line of Android devices struggling to hit that coveted 5-inch mark. Well, in effort to 1-up Samsung and their “either you love-it-or-hate-it” Galaxy Note 2, they will be bringing their own phablet to market in 2013, packing a — wait for it — 6.1-inch, holy @&%$ display.

Huawei Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong (yes, that is his real name) has confirmed the Huawei Ascend Mate — the one we told you about back in October – will be launching early next year with the aforementioned 6.1 inch 1080p full HD display, 2GB of RAM, a high capacity 4,000mAh batter, and 1.8GHz quad-core processor. All of this in a slim 9.9mm thin package (by comparison the Galaxy Note 2 comes in at 9.4mm). In order to get a better feel for the competition in terms of user experience, Chengdong has been using both the Mate and the Galaxy Note 2 as his daily drivers.

It’s unclear if this will launch outside of it’s homeland of China, but it’s not a stretch to expect carriers like MetroPCS or other regional carriers picking this up as Chengdong specifically mentioned the Mate will be a lower priced than the Note 2.  Of course, the question still remains: how big is too big? While I’d normally say that all depends on the specific user, 6.1-inches is definitely pushing it. What do you think?

[via MyDrivers | ITechnews]

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