There’s no doubt about the fact that 2014 is the year of phablets. Huawei’s been doing that for a while now, and the company hasn’t been shy letting the world know about its expertise in this department.
Unveiled today was the Ascend Mate 7, the latest large screen device from the popular lineup of phablets from Huawei. Unlike most flagships of today, the Ascend Mate series was among the first ones to offer large screen fun on a budget. The Ascend Mate 7, however, isn’t really a budget phablet with prices starting at 499 Euros.
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- 6-inch 1920 x 1080p display
- 1.3GHz/1.8GHz octa-core big.LITTLE CPU
- 16GB ROM/2GB RAM and 32GB ROM/3GB RAM variants
- 13 mega-pixel f/2.0 rear camera
- 5 mega-pixel front camera
- 4100mAh battery
- Emotion UI 3.0 (based on Android v4.4)
The Ascend Mate 7 is in for a launch this quarter in Europe. As you can see in the specs table above, the Ascend Mate 7 comes in two sets of configurations: one with 16GB storage, 2GB RAM and the other, with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. At launch, these variants are set to cost 499 Euros and 599 Euros respectively, which perhaps is a tad too much for Huawei to ask from a device like the Ascend Mate 7.
Previous Ascend Mate models have had the capability to charge other devices (reverse charge), but it isn’t clear yet if the Ascend Mate 7 does that as well.