Samsung’s Galaxy Note II currently holds the crown as the world’s largest smartphone with regards to screen size but that might not be the case for much longer. A recent report from Engadget sheds some light on Huawei’s upcoming 6.1-inch monstrosity known as the Ascend Mate before its official debt at the Consumer Electronics Show early next month.
Huawei chairman Richard Yu was recently spotted showing off the handset at a company store in Guangzhou a couple of days ago. Fortunately for us, someone was quick on their feet and picked up some footage of the phone to share with the rest of the world.
The video doesn’t reveal a ton of information about the phone but if previous rumors are to be believed, consumers can expect the Ascend Mate to ship with a quad-core 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 processor, 2GB of system memory and a massive 4,000mAh battery. The aforementioned 6.1-inch display, according to the executive, is built using low temperature polysilicon and boasts a screen density of 361ppi. All of this will be packed inside a shell that’s just 9.9mm thick at a price of around $480.
Huawei is also expected to release two other smartphones at CES: the Windows 8-based Ascend W1 as well as the Android-powered Ascend D2. Yu said earlier this month that the latter handset would be a “Dream Phone” that will likely be too expensive to produce. Rumors indicate the D2 will ship with a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 13-megapixel camera and a 3,000mAh battery.