CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate breaks battery record
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate breaks battery record

1:56 /

The largest-screen smartphone yet has a battery to match.

Hey, everyone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt from CNET, here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. This vehement that I'm holding in my hand is the Huawei Ascend Mate. Just announced today, it has a whopping 6.1-inch screen. It is literally about the size of my face, I think. So, it's definitely a big phone, huge phablet, largest one we have seen. Little small for a tablet, but enormous for a phone that you might actually hold to your face. That said, it does have a lot going on for it in terms of features. It's got Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on it, with a few customizations. It's got a 1.5 gigaHertz Quad Core processor made by Intel, an 8-megapixel camera on the back with flash, and a front-facing camera as well. Powering all of this, of course, is an enormous battery, largest one we have seen. It's 4050 mAh. So, that's larger even than the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx. There is no LTE on this model yet. That doesn't mean that it won't arrive at some future point. There is no pricing or availability either. So, right now, this is kind of what we see. Definitely expecting it to come to Europe and Asia first, then the U.S. might get a carrier at some point as well. So, how does it feel in the hand? It's definitely really big. I'm not gonna be putting this into my pocket. It will definitely fit into a purse or maybe a very large jacket pocket. It is pretty light, but this is a midi chunker. For operation, there is one-handed operation which will kinda squeeze the keyboard out and slide it over the side. You've seen that for phablets before. But I'm not sure I really wanna reach my thumb across. Of course, I also have small hands. Anyway, this was your first look at the Huawei Ascend Mate here at CES. For all CES news, go to CNET.com.

New releases

Inside Scoop: Who is the Amazon...
2:55 July 24, 2014
Amazon's new Fire phone has three standout features, but it's lacking in apps and full Android offerings....
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 024: Art by chainsaw-wielding...
20:05 July 24, 2014
On today's show, we get weirded out by the robot who can learn a new gait after it's injured, discuss Sharknado's...
Play video
LG G Pads sport sleek designs and...
2:17 July 24, 2014
These 7- and 10-inch tablets are average budget tablets with a high-end look.
Play video
GE's new microfactory wants to...
1:54 July 24, 2014
See some of FirstBuild's earliest concepts and find out how to submit your own ideas.
Play video
Nyne Bass: Big sound from a $150...
1:40 July 24, 2014
Nyne's current flagship model delivers surprisingly decent performance for its relatively affordable price...
Play video
The 404 1,531: Where we take it...
35:04 July 24, 2014
Coolio takes to PornHub to release his next album, a drastic makeup technique to throw of facial recognition,...
Play video
Foursquare enters a new era of...
2:53 July 24, 2014
With a revamped app and logo, Foursquare focuses on local search and moves check-ins to the new Swarm app....
Play video
2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i
9:39 July 24, 2014
It's the original BMW SUV, now all-new for its third generation. Brian Cooley takes the BMW X5 xDrive35i out...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre