Huawei made a big splash at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2013 with its large screen smartphones - Huawei Ascend Mate and Ascend D2. However, then the company had not announced the pricing details or availability for these smartphones.
Now Unwiredview has spotted that Huawei Ascend Mate is up for pre-orders on a Chinese website. The price for the device is listed as $575. The website is also taking international deliveries but the device seems to be available only in white colour. The site also mentions that it will start dispatching all order received before February 5, 2013 by February 17, 2013.
Prior to the launch of this smartphone Chinese website Sina Weibo, had predicted that Ascend Mate will be priced under CNY 3,000, which translates to roughly $480. However, if the current pre-order price is anything to go by then it seems that Ascend Mate is $100 costlier than what people had expected.
Just to recap, Huawei Ascend Mate sports a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. It runs on quad-core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and a 4,050 mAh battery. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). It has 8-megapixel autofocus shooter at the rear and a 1-megapixel front camera for video chat.
Now with Huawei Ascend Mate getting a price tag, one can hope that Ascend D2 follows suit.
Huawei Ascend Mate specifications
- 6.1-inch HD IPS+ 1280 x 720 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