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Ascend Mate Unveiled, Boasts World's Largest Phone Screen

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6.1-inch phablet powered by Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor.

Huawei has officially unveiled its 6.1-inch phablet in the form of the tablet/smartphone hybrid Ascend Mate.

The 6.1-inch 720p screen, claimed to be the world's largest screen found on a phone, accounts for around 73 percent of the front of the smartphone, which is powered by a 4050 mAh battery. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer integrated Magic Touch, which allows users to utilize the device with gloves.

Pop up windows that float over a current app is also featured, as is 'Quick Power Control'; Huawei claims it can decrease 10 percent of power through smart connection management.

Powered by Huawei's Hi-Silicon 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend Mate, which was showcased by an executive prior to the official unveiling during CES 2013, runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

As well as an 8-megapixel camera, the battery is said to last two days on a single charge due to power management (and sheer size).

Although price details remain unclear, Huawei confirmed a worldwide launch for the Ascend Mate during March, 2013.


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    jacobdrj , January 8, 2013 8:45 PM
    FPO: For purses only...

    Seriously, I don't have a pocket that big, and I am the guy who takes his checkbook with him everywhere...

    Either that, or I use this as a student, with this in my backpack all day, and a bluetooth headset in my ear... Except, I don't like BTHS...
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    jacobdrj , January 8, 2013 8:45 PM
    FPO: For purses only...

    Seriously, I don't have a pocket that big, and I am the guy who takes his checkbook with him everywhere...

    Either that, or I use this as a student, with this in my backpack all day, and a bluetooth headset in my ear... Except, I don't like BTHS...
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2013 9:04 PM
    I canfit the Nexus 7 tablet into the pockets of my pants that I wear to work... I've actually tried... The bigger the better I say... each to their own.
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    d_kuhn , January 8, 2013 9:08 PM
    Lol... you'll definitely look like a playa with that badboy glued to your face.
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    Nakal , January 8, 2013 9:11 PM
    if I could use my nexus 7 as a phone, I would. Not necessarily hold it up to my ear, but a Bluetooth or even wired headset would be fine.
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    twelve25 , January 8, 2013 9:18 PM
    What's next? A 10" tablet with a corded handset?



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    d_kuhn , January 8, 2013 9:37 PM
    Hey baby... is that your phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
    ___It's my phone.
    Awwww....
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    heero yuy , January 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    its not a mobile phone...
    its a mini tablet wit mobile phone capabilities
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    huggles12 , January 9, 2013 2:53 AM
    4050 mAh battery is a step in the right direction, if Huawei can do it, so can Samsung, HTC, etc.
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    halcyon , January 9, 2013 3:15 AM
    +1
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    fuzzion , January 9, 2013 4:33 AM
    Are the chinese making up for something else tiny? :p 
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    derekullo , January 9, 2013 4:43 AM
    Is that an Ascend Mate in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
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    techcurious , January 9, 2013 4:54 AM
    Can't any 3G or 4G tablet function as a big phone? So wouldn't the biggest 3G or 4G tablet boast the World's Largest Phone Screen?
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    Anonymous , January 9, 2013 7:13 AM
    i'm a tall guy and still the screen is too big for me, here is a on-screen size demo
    http://yruler.com/SizeViewer/Ascend-Mate/4930

    it's huge !
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    back_by_demand , January 9, 2013 8:21 AM
    At last, a phone for Andre the Giant, Big Show and Kane - all those iddy biddy 5.5" phones were just too small for their fingers
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    rebel1280 , January 9, 2013 1:39 PM
    ....thanks for the sad reminder back_by_demand... :*( R.I.P Andre the Giant you are missed!
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    sonofliberty08 , January 9, 2013 2:07 PM
    back_by_demandAt last, a phone for Andre the Giant, Big Show and Kane - all those iddy biddy 5.5" phones were just too small for their fingers

    this phone was made for Yao Ming......
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    robochump , January 9, 2013 4:42 PM
    In 90s it was all about making things smaller and smaller. Now in 2010s its about big and shiny. In 5 years I can see us going back to suitcase phones with phone receiver...lol.
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    d_kuhn , January 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Boombox phones... I'll make a KILLING!