Huawei unveils 6.1 inch monster Android phone

By on December 24, 2012
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Can it still be called a phone or is it a tablet with a calling function? You decide.


When the Galaxy Note was first announced, it was blasted for being too big for a phone and that people would never accept something so big as their main phone. Clearly they were wrong about that and I disagreed with them as well, but what we have here clearly pushes the limits of what should really constitute as a phone. Engadget reports that an exec at the Chinese company Huawei took on the streets and showed off their latest 6.1 inch Android phone at their store. Should I really call it a phone?

Titled the Ascend Mate, the device has Titanic running on display in the video below which shows it off. It’s capable of playing 1080p resolution along with a 1.8Ghz quad-core processor with a 4,000mAh battery to power it all up. The question is – should this really be marketed as a phone or a tablet with a calling function? I mean, look at that monstrosity. You might as well add a phone function to the Nexus 7. I hope this isn’t a trend that catches on because at some point, it becomes less about the resolution and real estate your device can pack and more about the comfort of holding the phone to your head for long periods which is exactly what a phone is meant to do at its core. We’re likely to hear more about the phone in the coming days, and Huawei is definitely trying to push this out before the Note III is announced.

Watch the video below and give us your thoughts. Would you buy it?



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  • Antonio

    charming,but way too big

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