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Huawei's huge, octa-core Ascend Mate 7 (pictures)

The Huawei Ascend Mate is an enormous 6-inch phone with an ultra high definition display, octal-core processor and fingerprint scanner.

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Say hello to Huawei's latest flagship beast of a phone, the Ascend Mate 7.

This giant phone has a 6-inch display with a whopping 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution, an octa-core processor, fingerprint scanner and a slick metal body.

There's no word yet on precisely how much the phone will cost, but it's safe to assume it won't have a bargain basement price.

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The phone is clad in an all-metal jacket which looks great and feels pretty luxurious to hold.

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At 6-inches, this phone is no friend of the pocket, but it's still very slim.

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Beneath the camera is a fingerprint scanner. Huawei reckons it can recognise your print, whichever angle you press it down.

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It's running on an octa-core processor, which is made up of two quad-core chip -- one to tackle demanding tasks and one to take care of the day to day activities.

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The rear camera has a 13-megapixel resolution and an f/2.0 aperture which should make it good in low-light situations.

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There's an 8-megapixel front-facing camera too -- ideal for getting those brilliant selfies.

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It has milled edges which are very reminiscent of HTC's One Max -- as is the positioning of the fingerprint scanner and in fact, most of the design.

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The micro USB port is tucked into the bottom.

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The display has a very slim bezel, so the body hasn't needed to balloon out too much to fit in that huge screen.

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The display has a 2,560x1,600-pixel resolution which makes things look extremely crisp. It's bright too and seemed to have decent colours too.

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The top of the phone is where you'll find the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The metal chassis feels good to hold -- whether you prefer it to the plastic back of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is up to your personal taste!

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