5.5-inches is so last year. Straight out of CES 2013, Huawei has just announced the latest in the race to turn your phone into a tablet, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate.
Coming in with an 8-megapixel camera, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 4050mAh battery and Huawei’s Emotion UI overtop Android Jelly Bean, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate is an absolute monster of a phone. The Ascend Mate manages to keep up with most smartphones released over the last several months, except in one critical area. The 6.1-inch display on the Ascend Mate, the device’s stand-out feature, sports a 720p resolution. Which gives it a PPI of 240. Just over half the density of a device like the 1080p Droid DNA. We’ll have to wait until we can get a closer look, but it may make for a poor viewing experience.
As usual with CES, availability details are sparse at the moment. If you’re of the mindset that bigger really is better, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Ascend Mate in the coming months.