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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:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20607196
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  • 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.
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  • 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
    Oh God. .9 more inches and it'll be as big as a tablet.
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  • killerclick
    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
    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
    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
    Haha this is getting retarded.
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  • thecouchguy
    That size, 1080p screen but thinner. Would guess battery life to be sub par.
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  • antilycus
    just buy a GSIII and be happy. YOu have a great phone and no need for a tablet.
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