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Huawei All But Confirms Galaxy Note II Rival, Ascend Mate

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6.1-inch phablet said to boast 1080p HD screen, 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

The rumored phablet from Chinese manufacturer Huawei has all but been confirmed by an executive.

The phone/tablet hybrid, a 6.1-inch phablet with a full 1080p HD screen, 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, was hinted at with Huawei's Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong confirming the firm's plans to release a large-scale phablet next year.

Chengdong, who made the announcement on Weibo (a Chinese version of Twitter), described the device as more powerful and thinner than its closest competitor, the Galaxy Note II.

Although he doesn't actually call the device the Ascend Mate, there are a considerable amount of similarities between the device he discusses and the one detailed in October reports.

Chengdong's Weibo account revealed that he made the announcement from a Galaxy Note II. However, he claimed to be utilizing it as research to make Huawei's phablet a better option for consumers.

 

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    Parsian , December 6, 2012 10:20 PM
    they got world domination goals:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20607196
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    teamhead , December 6, 2012 10:21 PM
    I have the Samsung Galaxy Note II and love it but I wouldn't go bigger. I only want a large smartphone 5.5" max and a full size tablet or laptop.
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    Anonymous , December 6, 2012 10:34 PM
    Sorry guys, not calling it a "phablet". Can we kill that term before it even gets off the ground please?
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    xpeh , December 7, 2012 12:09 AM
    Oh God. .9 more inches and it'll be as big as a tablet.
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    killerclick , December 7, 2012 1:38 AM
    Any phone above 4.7" is in basement-dwelling dateless-wonder neckbeard territory.
    I'd say over 4.5" but I really want the Nexus 4.
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    wemakeourfuture , December 7, 2012 2:39 AM
    killerclickAny phone above 4.7" is in basement-dwelling dateless-wonder neckbeard territory.I'd say over 4.5" but I really want the Nexus 4.


    Nexus 4 would be a great phone if it was 2010...
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    killerclick , December 7, 2012 3:41 AM
    wemakeourfutureNexus 4 would be a great phone if it was 2010...


    You're overestimating worldwide LTE availability (and utility), and the demand for the Nexus 4 seems to contradict your statement.
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    ben850 , December 7, 2012 5:14 AM
    Haha this is getting retarded.
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    thecouchguy , December 7, 2012 9:14 AM
    That size, 1080p screen but thinner. Would guess battery life to be sub par.
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    antilycus , December 7, 2012 12:56 PM
    just buy a GSIII and be happy. YOu have a great phone and no need for a tablet.
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    icemunk , December 7, 2012 2:15 PM
    January 18th, 2015: Samsung releases the new Galaxy Note IV, with a 17.4" ultra-high definition screen 10240X6050, 64GB of RAM, and a 32 core processor.
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    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , December 7, 2012 3:49 PM
    killerclickAny phone above 4.7" is in basement-dwelling dateless-wonder neckbeard territory.I'd say over 4.5" but I really want the Nexus 4.

    Man, what is it with the anti-Note 2 trolls this morning? I feel bad for people who dismiss it out of hand, like they're afraid that it will lead to social stigmatization, or erectile dysfunction, or whatever.
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    amdwilliam1985 , December 7, 2012 6:03 PM
    I have both SGS3 and Nexus 7. I find them both very useful in different use case senario. What I would love to see is if Google can make the next gen Nexus 7 into a phone. That way I don't have to carry both devices at the same time.
    Yes, I'm going to make phone call holding a 7" to my face, I'm already doing it when I have wifi.
    Yes, it can easily fit into my pockets, jeans, work trouser, coat and light jacket pockets. It's one of the first requirement when I got Nexus 7, pocketable, don't want to carry a man purse.