Hinted at before the show began, Huawei’s Ascend Mate is massive, featuring a 6.1 inch screen showing a HD 720p resolution. While it’s a big screen, it’s not the best resolution on offer, and doesn’t even compete in clarity with the previously mentioned Ascend D2, which manages 440 pixels per inch, compared to the 240ppi on the Mate.
That said, it’s not a terrible pixel rating, but doesn’t quite go near the quality of Apple’s iPhone, and with a bigger screen, will likely make you notice the pixel details more.
Mind you, this phone boasts the biggest battery we’ve seen on any handset yet, with a 4150mAh battery on board, while the phone uses the same quad-core 1.5GHz processor as the 5 inch Ascend D2 handset.
Playing with it, the Mate feels very much like a plastic handset, but is quite slender, managing a truly svelte 6.5mm thickness.
It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, mind you, and we weren’t too enthused about the positively huge size, which is bigger than Samsung’s already-big second-generation Galaxy Note.
As with all things CES, Huawei has nothing to say on local availability on any of these, though given we’d expect to hear something from March onwards.
Leigh D. Stark traveled to CES as a guest of LG Electronics Australia.