Huawei Ascend Mate set to take on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Huawei has confirmed that it is working on a direct rival to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, rumoured to be the Huawei Ascend Mate.

Speaking on Chinese social network Weibo, Huawei Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong revealed that his company was working on a phablet device – a hybrid sitting somewhere between a smartphone and a full-blown tablet.

While Chengdong didn’t confirm the name or specs of the device, he did confirm that it would be thinner and more powerful than its closest competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (pictured).

As reported by TechRadar, it’s believed that the device the Huawei executive is referring to is the previously rumoured Huawei Ascend Mate. Apparently this device will sport a massive 6.1-inch display, which would be more than half an inch bigger than that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

In addition, this display will reportedly boast a 1080p full HD resolution. In order to push all those extra pixels around, the Huawei Ascend Mate will apparently run on a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, backed by 2GB of RAM.

Interestingly, Chengdong posted his comments from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which he claimed to be using in order to compare the performance and user experience with that of the new Huawei phablet.

He revealed that the Huawei device would have a “more narrow border,” be “more compact,” and would sport a “cooler industrial design” with a “better grip.”

Do you like the sound of the Huawei Ascend Mate, or does a 6.1-inch device step too far into tablet territory? Let us know in the comments box below, or via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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