Huawei is continuing to push the limits of how big can a phone get before it becomes a tablet. Their latest edition to the Ascend Mate series of devices has just been announced with impressive specs and very handsome design.
The new Huawei Ascend Mate7 features an aluminum body with nearly no bezel. The back is gently curved to be more ergonomic and it sports minimal branding. It really is a good looking device. But unlike some of the previous Ascend Mate devices, it has the specs to match this time. The Ascend Mate has a 6-inch 1080p display, an octa-core processor, up to 32GB of storage, either 2 or 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, 4100mAh battery and Android 4.4 with Huawei’s EMUI 3.0.
On of the more unique features of the Ascend Mate7 is a fingerprint scanner located on the back of the device similar to what you find on Apple’s iPhone 5s. Instead of swiping your finger across the back, you simply press your finger against the sensor and you’re ready to go. Huawei says it will work even with wet fingers, can store up five prints and uses ARM TrustZone to store fingerprint data right on your device.
The Huawei Ascend Mate7 will be available in Q3 2014 with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for 499 euros, or 3GB RAM and 32GB storage for 599 euros.