Huawei All But Confirms Galaxy Note II Rival, Ascend Mate

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
    they got world domination goals:
  • teamhead
    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.
  • Anonymous
    Sorry guys, not calling it a "phablet". Can we kill that term before it even gets off the ground please?