Huawei to unveil Ascent Mate and Ascend D2 at CES 2013


Chinese-based technology company Huawei is releasing a phone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, that has one of the world’s biggest screens and poses quite a threat to other smartphones in the market. Huawei’s Ascend Mate’s screen-size is a whopping 6.1 inches (diagonal). The phone is also powered by a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon Quad-core processor. Whether it falls under the category of a tablet or a phone is still not very clear. Many people are calling the device a ‘Phablet’, which is a cross between a phone and a tablet. The 6.1-inch screen of the phone makes it slightly bigger than the Samsung Note.

Another smaller phone being launched by the company at CES 2013 is the Ascend D2. The Ascend D2’s screen has a staggering 442 pixel-per-inch resolution and it hands down beats Samsung’s S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5. The Huawei phone also features a 13-megapixel camera and better loudspeakers that make it better for hands-free calling.

The Ascend D2’s battery life is nothing short of impressive. The phone packs a 2000 mAh large battery, which is double the battery charge of an iPhone 5. The battery on this phone typically will last for around two days. Also this phone is dust and water resistant.

The Ascend Mate also brings to the table a new navigation service that makes use of augmented reality. There has been no further news on this feature though. The phone has no carrier deals as such but both the D2 and the Mate will be available online for sale.