Chinese telecom equipment giant, Huawei has officially launched its large screen phablet in the Indian market at a price point of Rs. 24,900.
The device will be available at online stores and retail outlets in Crystal Black and Pure White colours.
The phone was listed online
on ecommerce website Flipkart.com, a few days back, with Rs. 28,990 as the price for this device, however the listing was removed later.
Huawei had first showcased
the Ascend Mate
at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2013. The Ascend Mate is powered by a Huawei Hi-Silicon quad-core 1.5GHz processor and has 2GB of RAM. It is powered by a 4,050 mAh battery. The smartphone runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Huawei's Emotion UI layer on top. It has an 8-megapixel autofocus shooter at the rear and a 1-megapixel front camera for capturing self-images and video chat. The phone offers internal storage of 8GB expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.
Huawei claims that the phone's battery charges faster compared to other devices and saves 30 percent of battery charging time. One can also use the phone as a power bank to charge other devices through a USB On-the-go cable.
This phablet will compete
head on with the recently launched Samsung Mega 5.8
and Mega 6.3
. Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 is a dual-SIM device that has a 5.8-inch screen with qHD(540x960 pixels) resolution. It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor along with 1.5GB of RAM and features an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The phone comes with 8GB expandable storage and has a 2,600mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, on the other hand, sports a 6.3-inch 720x1280 display and features the same camera as that of Galaxy Mega 5.8. It is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The Galaxy Mega has 1.5GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. The phablet comes with a 3,200 mAh battery and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 carries a price tag of Rs. 25,100 while the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is going to cost Rs. 31,490.
Mobiles launched in June 2013Huawei Ascend Mate specifications
- 6.1-inch HD IPS+ 720x1280 LCD touchscreen with Corning Gorilla glass
- CPU: 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260
- 2GB of RAM
- 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR
- 1.0-megapixel HD front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 4050 mAh
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 6.5 inches x 3.4 inches x 0.4 inches