Ritij Khurana

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1 Phablet Video Review, Price And Details

Updated on 18th June 2013

Huawei has launched the Ascent Mate 6.1 inch Phablet on 18th June in New Delhi India at a price of Rs. 24,900. This phone competes directly with phones like Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 (review here) which is priced at around Rs. 31,500 and has similar specifications and form factor.

Ascend Mate

Video Review

Features And Specifications

  •  Operating system: Android 4.1
  •  User interface: Huawei Emotion UI
  •  Camera: 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR, and 1.0-megapixel HD front-facing camera
  •  Video: 1080P video recording and video playback
  •  Screen: 6.1-inch HD IPS+ 1280 x 720 LCD touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® glass
  •  Display: DLNA, Huawei AirSharing
  •  Weight: 198g
  •  Dimensions: 163.5 mm x 85.74 mm x 9.9 mm (6.5 inches x 3.4 inches x 0.4 inches)
  •  Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260
  •  Battery: 4050 mAh (typical)
  •  Standby time: up to 9 days on WCDMA
  •  Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE + EDR
  •  Network: supports UMTS bands 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  •  Audio: 3.5 headset connector
  •  Supports: Gyroscope, GPS/GLONASS
  •  Compatibility: supports AVI, MPEG4, mp3, AAC+, Enhanced AAC, and reading and editing Microsoft Office and Adobe documents through WPS Office
  •  Pre-installed games: Dungeon Hunter 3
  •  Colors: available in Crystal Black and Pure White

Updated on 4th May 2013

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker has been gaining with speed in the global mobile market but the company has not been a great seller in the Indian market when it comes to mobile phones. It is now looking to turn its fortunes in India and the device it has chosen to do so is the Huawei Ascend Mate. It will be launched in the country in the first week of June with a price tag of around Rs.29,000 with the market selling price being expected to be priced below that.

Huawei Ascend Mate has a mammoth 6.1 inch HD display. The news comes courtesy of The Mobile Indian who have stated the information comes from their sources. The smartphone or rather the phablet has a RAM of 2GB and an internal storage capacity of 8GB which you can expand by another 32GB with the help of a microSD card. The smartphone will run on Android Jelly Bean and on top of that will get Huawei’s propreitary Emotion UI.

The phablet gets an 8 Megapixel camera at the rear while the front camera unit has a resolution of 1.3 Megapixel. The phablet has a 1.5 GHz quad core processor which will be doing the duty in the processing department. It will feature 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It will get the ability to run from a powerful 4,050 mAH battery which will double up as a powerbank as well which means you can charge off other devices from it too.

It will get a microSIM card and the user can access the device even while wearing gloves. The phablet will get the user dependent one hand operation functionality. You can use customise the device for single handed right hand or left hand operations which is a nice touch seeing the fact that it’s next to impossible to operate such a huge device with a single hand. The phablet will prove to be a worth competitor of the Galaxy Note 2.

So, will you buy the big smartphone which can do everything your tablet can? The only issue that Huawei might have is that the brand is not well known in India and people might be reluctant to pay out this much for a device from a lesser known brand.


Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specifications Leaked- Uses Qualcomm Chipset

Samsung has been pushing the boundaries of the smartphone screen sizes and the Note series is the living proof of the fact that the big screen devices look decent enough when being used for calling. The company took things to an all new level when they launched the Mega series and now the reports about the upcoming flagship of the Korean company, the Note 3 have started reaching the interweb every now and then.

Note 3

Lava Iris 458q Quad Core Phone Launched At Rs.8,999

Lava has been trying to rival the likes of the Micromax and Karbonn in India by following a dual branding approach by launching Android powered smartphones under Lava and Xolo brands. The company has covered its base in the Xolo series and now is giving the Iris series that shot in the arm. The company has just launched the country’s cheapest quad core device, the Lava Iris 458q for Rs.8,999 and the smartphone seems a nice deal for the beginners.

Lava Iris 458q

Spice Smart Flo Pace Mi-422 Launched In India For Rs.4790

Spice has been launching smartphones and tablets at quite a brisk pace and the company wants to give itself a strong footing in the Indian market, something it once enjoyed in the Telecom sector. The company has already launched a slew of top end and mid range smartphones and now it is looking to strengthen its entry range of droids. The latest pawn in the army is the Spice Smart Flo Pace Mi-422 which comes with some modest specs and a price tag of Rs.4,790.

The smartphone is on sale from online retailers. The Spice Smart Flo Pace Mi-422 will be heading the company’s operations in the sub Rs.5,000 price bracket.


HTC Desire 600 With Quad Core Processor- Details

HTC is having a hard time coping with the changing times but that has not put the company off track. The company has got a good response for the HTC One after it was hit with the initial supply issues and now the company has just launched a budget quad core smartphone with dual SIM functionality, the HTC Desire 600 which will run on the latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean and on top of that will get the Sense 5 UI. It will also feature the Blink Feed that first made its way on to the HTC One.


Nokia Lumia 920 Price Dropped To Rs.31,999

Nokia has just launched their flagship smartphone, the Lumia 925 globally and seeing the importance India has always held in the Finnish company’s lineup, the smartphone will soon make its way to the Indian roads as well. So to make way for the next flagship, the current flagship needs to be re-positioned and so has been the case with the Lumia 920, the torch bearer of the Lumia lineup as of now.

The Lumia 920 has had its price dropped from the earlier Rs.35,999 to Rs.31,999 and the wireless charging plate that the company was offering with the device earlier will still be a part of the bundled package.


Swipe Halo Speed Tablet With Voice Calling Gets Launched For Rs.6,990

Swipe Telecom, a California based company has been launching new products every now and then in India and with the voice calling tablets getting an affinity amongst the Indians off late, has launching a calling tablet in India. It runs on the latest version of Android and it comes with a slew of pre loaded applications and voice recording. It gets an Olive Office Premium Suite as well.

Swipe Halo Speed Tablet With Voice Calling