6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet rumored to be in the works.
Huawei has issued bold statements regarding a smartphone that will beat the competition from both Apple and Samsung during the second half of 2013.
German site BestBoyZ met the company in China, where Huawei Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang stressed the firm's lofty plans for the latter stages of next year.
"If our R&D people have not made a mistake, then we will have something in the second half of 2013 that's better than Apple and Samsung," he claimed.
As for Huawei's plans for early 2013, the company confirmed to BestBoyZ that at CES 2013 it'll unveil a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display, joining the emerging market for 5-inch handsets.
Huawei also confirmed that it'll announce a Windows Phone 8 device at the event, which is rumored to be the Ascend W1. It's also said to be working on the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet, which is set to go against Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. The latter will also launch its Galaxy S4 next year.
In terms of Apple's products for 2013, the company is said to be working on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, as well as its inevitable successor to the iPad 4 and iPad Mini.