Huawei's Ascend Mate
LAS VEGAS--The Huawei Ascend Mate has a clear and colorful 6.1-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, a front-facing camera, and a microSD card slot.
Richard Yu consumer business CEO for Huawei
Richard Yu, the consumer business CEO for Huawei, announced the Ascend Mate, what he called the "largest-screen smartphone in the world," and the Ascend D2, the "most powerful smartphone."
The Ascend Mate (left) and the Ascend D2
Though it's hard to tell from this picture, these phones from Huawei are a lot bigger than what most people are used to.
The pitcher test?
Richard Yu shows the audience that the Ascend D2 is, in fact, waterproof. We were kind of hoping for him to drop it in the tank, but the pitcher test is still pretty impressive.
Showing off the Ascend Mate
Consumer business CEO for Huawei, Richard Yu, seemed ready to take on the competition with the new Huawei devices.
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Check the specs
When you see the specs, the Ascend Mate is definitely impressive, but until we get one in our hands for testing, we'll reserve judgement.
Top view of the Ascend Mate
Micro-USB connector on the top.
Large, but thin
When you look at the profile for both phones, you can see they are slimmer than most.
Side by side
Both the Ascend Mate and the Ascend D2 run on a modified version of Android 4.1.
Start your thumb stretches
Richard Yu put on some gloves to show that the screen was responsive even through the thick fabric.
Close up of pitcher test
Pouring water on the Ascend Mate drew a gasp from the crowd in attendance.