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Huawei's 6.1-inch Ascend Mate Smartphone Priced at $575

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Huawei's smartphone offers up a 6.1-inch screen.

The device sporting the world's largest phone screen, Huawei's 6.1-inch Ascend Mate smartphone, has been given a price of $575.

With a release scheduled sometime later this month, the Ascend Mate can now be pre-ordered from a Chinese online shop, which has listed it for $575 (yes, international shipping is available).

Powered by Huawei's Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend Mate runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Alongside an 8-megapixel camera and a 4050mAh battery, the device offers 32 GB of internal storage -- head on over to our hands-on impressions for a good look at this giant.

During CES 2013, Huawei also revealed the Ascend D2, which it claims to be the world's most powerful smartphone. For more on the device, check out our hands-on impressions.

Hands-on Huawei Ascend Mate

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    Anonymous , February 4, 2013 8:16 PM
    A 7 inch device with similar specs is $200

    So you're paying $375 for the cell phone modem and the luxury of -0.9 inches of screen?
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    Anonymous , February 4, 2013 8:17 PM
    I'll wait for the Galaxy Note 3 later this year with a 6.3 inch screen and much better specs from a brand people have actually heard of.
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    g00fysmiley , February 4, 2013 8:18 PM
    it is a nice looking phone i would love to see it hit the market on a carrier here in the U.S. definatly in the running for possible replacment for the wife's phone if it makes it to sprint
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    dalethepcman , February 4, 2013 8:23 PM
    This makes me think of that picture of Simon Pegg holding his iPad up to his head with the quote "Hello, 911? I've been shrunk."
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    heero yuy , February 4, 2013 8:35 PM
    if I remember correctly this phone has a large battery and extra software technical wizardry to increase the battery life even more

    about £350 over here I think
    the razer I is about £200... tbh if it really does have a nice long battery life as I am fed up of finding out at the end of the day that my phone is out of juice and if the screen is large enough for me to use (I have big hands >.
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    obsama1 , February 4, 2013 8:47 PM
    $575 isn't bad considering what you're getting. A tablet and phone for the price of one!
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    d_kuhn , February 4, 2013 9:08 PM
    Ginormous
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    danielravennest , February 5, 2013 12:27 AM
    The category name for these is "Phablet" (combination phone and tablet).

    What I haven't yet seen is a plug-in phone module, that just does calling, that slides into a bigger screen. Lets you leave the big screen behind when you don't need it, and keep the smaller phone in your pocket.
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    x3style , February 5, 2013 2:04 AM
    danielravennestThe category name for these is "Phablet" (combination phone and tablet).What I haven't yet seen is a plug-in phone module, that just does calling, that slides into a bigger screen. Lets you leave the big screen behind when you don't need it, and keep the smaller phone in your pocket.


    http://www.asus.com/Tablet_Mobile/PadFone/
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    amdwilliam1985 , February 5, 2013 2:27 PM
    that 4050mAh battery makes me jealous.

    Samsung, please make a 4050mAh and fit it into my SGS3's 2100mah size.
    A man can dream~

    Hoping they'll keep up this trend, make BIGGER batteries. My next phone will definitely have 3,000mAh+
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    Amit Johar , March 26, 2013 5:17 AM
    LG nexus 4 has same specs, with 5.5 inch screen. But it costs 349. It too has jelly bean, 1.5 Ghz processor and 2 GB RAM. Along with 8 MP camera too. It matches this device every bit.