In January, Huawei announced the Ascend Mate phablet along with the Ascend D2 smartphone at the CES 2013 event in Las Vegas. Yesterday, the Chinese manufacturer released the Ascend Mate for Chinese markets and announced that the phablet will be priced at 2688 Yuan which is around $432. Earlier, it was expected to be priced at 3210 Yuan.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is running Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with Huawei’s custom made Motion UI on top of it. It sports a 6.1-inch 720p display with Gorilla Glass protection, powered by a home-baked quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM to keep things running, equipped with an 8 megapixel camera on back side to record 1080p HD videos, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel shooter, microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, and more.
The phablet supports micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, a powerful 4,050mAh battery, dual MIC noise reduction technology, Dolby sound system and stereo recording.
You can note that besides the introduction of Android Powered smartphones, the manufacturer is set to unveil smartphone powered by the latest Mozilla’s Firefox mobile operating system very soon.
However, no further information regarding the availability of the Ascend Mate in other regions has been revealed yet. But, it is expected to be heading to other markets soon. We’ll keep you updated.