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Huawei’s 6.1″ Ascend Mate Officially Crosses the Line of Being “Un-Pocketable”

Ascend Mate

We as consumers are beginning to feel more comfortable about larger devices. They may not fit the needs of everyone, but there is certainly a market for the super-sized smartphone. Currently, the Galaxy Note 2 is the pinnacle of overly sized phones, but Huawei is looking to take that crown with their unveiling of the Ascend Mate – measuring in with a 6.1″ 1080p display. Massive. 

Other than that larger-than-life size, the phone will feature a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, an even larger 4,000 mAh battery, all tucked into a 9.9mm thick frame. Not too shabby. The device is set for official launch at this year’s CES, just a couple of weeks away.

Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to get a hands on.

Via: Engadget

  • I love my Note 2 but I couldn’t see going larger than that. Besides there is no s pen

  • As long as OEM’s keep making flagship phones in multiple sizes for Android Ill be happy. If flagship means 5+ inches however; count me out.

  • hunh

    Keep increasing the screen size, Asian companies. Clearly these idiots don’t know thing about phone size. In terms of cultures, I think “bigger means better” over there in Asia.

  • surpassdahai

    i support this!!!!!!!

  • Montrale Hammonds

    Onscreen keys means screen burn in and annoying ass buttons while I’m playing games…. No thanks

    • Short_Droid_Girl

      … and also: Totally wasting valuable screen space… when there’s clearly plenty of room on the bottom bezel for touch-sensitive buttons.

      Why ADD space to a screen… just to pointlessly take it away from you again?

  • Acehalo2

    *Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to get two hands on.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Anybody think to say PDA especially since the largest note 2 Congress with a stylus…. Just saying.

  • Michael Hutwagner

    isheep phone makers

  • yarrellray

    I applaud Hauwei if they can get this out to market here in the states. This can offer more for us the consumer choice has always been the best part of android. Pushing the envelop is kool after the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 in 2013 is slated for a 6.3 inch flexible/bendable 1080p screen, 2ghz dual quadcore cortex A-15 Exynos 5440 that’s (8) )cores, with a Mali T604 Gpu, 4200mAh battery, android 5.0 Key lime pie, 16 meg camera, 3.0 front facing camera, and brand new Nature UI, as well as newer Spen and multi Window features. Samsung is the creators of this category they don’t have to much to worry about as far as I am concerned. Hauwei, Lg, Htc, and Sony are Rookie in this space so they all better bring their A game to this technology party. Being a current Galaxy Note 2 owner has opened my eyes to the level of commitment Samsung has to their software and features in general. The Galaxy Note 2 is the BEST SMARTPHONE ever made period. I can tell you now that I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 in 2013 day one of launch.

    • Diablo81588


    • squiddy20

      1. “2ghz dual quadcore cortex A-15 Exynos 5440 that’s (8) )cores” Also known as an octocore, idiot.

      2. “android 5.0 Key lime pie” We don’t know the version number for certain, nor do we know the name. All we have is a best guess.

      3. A “16 meg camera” does not exist. Firstly, it’s “megapixel” or MP for short. “Meg is shorthand for Megabyte. Secondly, you’re just like all the other idiots who think more = “BOSS”. After 10 or so MP, it really comes down to the quality of the sensor, not the number of megapixels. So much for you supposedly being “in the know when it comes to technology”.

      4. “Hauwei, Lg, Htc, and Sony are Rookie in this space” That would also make Samsung a “rookie” since the company has been at it about the same amount of time as the above-mentioned manufacturers. Also, are you forgetting that the first Android phone on the market was from HTC, not Samsung? Good lord you are stupid.

      • Skittleoid

        And you are mean sir. I am glad you are not my Grandpa 😛

  • Josh

    My wife would love this. She already has the Note 2.

  • skinja99

    I don’t know why people have such disgust for having such a device as an option. Sure the screen is too big for most of us, but who cares; don’t buy it. I am glad something like this will be an option. I want to be able to get a device with whatever screen I want.

    For example:
    Right now, I want a tablet with a 12″ screen with at least 1080p resolution. I want to be able to connect a folding keyboard to it when I actually need to do work or type on it.

  • nightscout13

    Seems the bezel is too thick. If you can slim down the bezel, pockets will be happy.

  • Destroythanet

    Just bought a Note 2. The form factor of that phone is definitely my limit. The only way I’d get a bigger phone is if they went edge to edge but kept it the same size.

  • MotoRulz

    Huawei Google translation to English = Junk

  • Nicholassss

    Whats the physical size of the phone. If the physical footprint isnt bigger than the note 2 then its pocketable. This illusion that people have that the note/note 2 dont fit in pockets…

  • The Note 2 is a “phablet” right? That’s a 5.5″ screen, if that’s what you want ok fine it is a great device. A “phablet” that can’t even fit in your pocket? What’s the point of that? If you can fit it in you pocket, it’s not a phone, it’s a small tablet with phone radios built in. Then again, I’m one of those people that thinks the Note 2 is too big to be my smartphone so yeah.

    • cooksta32676

      It fits easily in pants pockets.

      • Diablo81588

        Maybe yours, but not all, especially dress pants. And easily is a stretch, the phone is effin huge.

      • Bull sh*t. Gotta change out of those sweatpants more often bro. No way it fits into blue jeans that arent 3 sizes too big or loose/carpenter cut. Most people Ive seen with the Note have it in a coat pocket or their back pocket; and thats an accident waiting to happen.

        • cooksta32676

          Sorry bro, I own one and it fits in AE standard jeans, or Levi 550 boot cut while sitting down. I don’t use a case, so it can move around without gripping inside. Still has about an inch til the pocket opens.

  • Soofdawg

    Trend of compensating….Smartphones are becoming the new Hummers.

  • Jane Fonda

    did you look at this link ask22.ℂom

  • Ladies will love this! Most of the GNote owners are also female.

  • No.

  • Jeff

    No thanks. The Note 2 was already too large.

    • Marc

      Many of these phablet users are women. I guess it’s good to target a demographic that are probably using some other feminine phone.

  • jeff3yan

    Finally an excuse to wear cargo pants to work.

  • Havoc70

    Its a Huawei, no matter the size it isnt worth it. Junk devices

    • jak_341

      Exactly. There isn’t a company that matches Samsung for quality.

      • Ummmm Samsung quality? LOL not even. They always have the worst feeling plastic backs that attract so much skin oils its annoying.

        • cooksta32676

          The Note 2 feels as solid as anything mobile I’ve ever held.

      • Diablo81588

        Village idiot strikes again.

    • bitch_please

      People have been saying that for Samsung and LG too, now look at them. I bet you have never owned a Huawei phone, I’ve personally held one and it felt solid and fast, also heard they update their phones quickly. I guess you’re judging just because it’s a Chinese company just like LG is Korean, so stop.

    • Huawei devices are nice

    • michael arazan

      Huawei, went from making knock-off devices to a legit company, The same company that had software to copy and send your information back to them, articles warning about this company are on the net for their shady software. This company has very close ties to the Chinese military

      • surpassdahai

        it’s not necessary to worry about this because android is usa

    • JPose

      So… you are not a fan of information sharing with the Chinese communist party?


  • Ibrick

    But can your thumb reach from ‘here’ to ‘here’?

  • Overcompensation taken to a whole new level.

  • Jeff Ayers

    We all just need bigger pockets. Different people, different needs. Who is to say what size is right for everyone. If people buy a 6.1 inch phone, then there is a market for it. This phone should be judged on the software, specs, and build quality. Leave the size out of it.

    • The size is the biggest factor. Any phone can have any specs.

      • Jeff Ayers

        Really? Size is the biggest factor to people? It’s good you know what everyone wants.

        • When looking for a phone your more concerned with specs over the screen size you want? Most phones are spec’d the same.

        • Size will be one of the only factors in 2013. All flagships will have 1080P displays and will run an A-15 based processor that runs Android 100% lag free. Size/Form Factor and Software will be the only real differences.

          • Exactly what i was saying.

      • PhoenixPath

        “Any phone can have any specs.”

        I really wish I had known that when I bought my G’Nex. I would have put a quad-core, a better screen, and better radios in it.

        Ah well. Next time…

        • From what i remember that was a 2011 phone? Ah yes it was. Specs are not a problem with current phones.

          • PhoenixPath

            I see you’ve seen my smartass comment and raised with one of your own. I see your smartass comment, and raise you yet again:

            Oh! My bad. Didn’t see the “current” in that bit I quoted…

            Oh wait. I see the problem now:

            It wasn’t there. 😀

            …and why *don’t* they have Build-Your-Own phones nowadays? Just like PCs…choose your own CPU/display/GPU. (Software would be a nightmare but then, some could argue that it already is…)

  • TerranceGilmore

    I’d be fine if my Note 2 were a bit bigger

  • Where do we draw the line between a large phone and a tablet that can make calls?

    • Diablo81588

      Note 2 crosses that line. No more than 5 inches should be considered a phone.

  • I can fit my nexus 7 in most of my pockets. This should fit easily

    • What kind of pants are you wearing?

      • Albert

        62″ waist ones.

        • 32″ waist here. Fits in my jeans and gym shorts(but falls out of those when I sit down).

    • Me to my nexus 7 and my iPad Mini fit well in my pocket including my gym shorts with no problem. I guess we don’t wear skinny jean & pant like most ppls do?

  • Jason Jackson

    I’m not feeling that Huge screen. I’m afraid in a few years we will have 7.1 phones smh.

    • Phones getting bigger, tablets getting smaller… As there are tablets with 3G/4G, differentiation stops making sense…

    • vitriolix

      First gen galaxy tab was 7 inches and made calls.

  • chris125

    No thanks. The note 2 is about as large as I could see going

  • yolo

    no comment

  • master94

    I’d buy it 2013 year of the phablet

  • Dee Mann

    On screen nab buttons just love them if only the note had them