Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Huawei preps gigantic Android rival
Thought the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was big, with its 5.5-inch screen? Huawei begs to differ: according to a leak out of China, the company’s working on an even bigger phone. At what point do we start just calling these tablets that make calls?
GSM Insider is claiming that Chinese telco giant Huawei is working on a phone/tabelt called the Huawei Ascend Mate. Their tipster claims it’ll pack a full HD, 6.1-inch screen as well as 1.8GHz quad-core processor and the latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean.
If true, it’s in good company. The Samsung Galaxy Note series has proven that there’s a market for these giant phones, dubbed “phablets”, and others are keen to join the party. LG’s Optimus Vu is almost as wide as it is long, while HTC just announced a new full HD phone in Japan with a massive 5-inch screen, the HTC J Butterfly.
If you caught our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 this month, you’ll know that if you’re prepared to make a few sacrifices – like how you hold your phone – its big screen and superb stylus make for a stupendously powerful combination. Will the Huawei Ascend Mate do likewise? With any luck, we’ll find out this side of Christmas.