Monster 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate SA price, launch window

A smartphone with a 6.1-inch screen from Huawei is on its way to South Africa

By - June 24, 2013
Huawei Ascend Mate press shot

The Huawei Ascend Mate is expected to arrive in South Africa during July 2013 at an estimated retail price of R4,999, a spokesperson for Huawei Device South Africa recently told MyBroadband.

According to Huawei their distributor, Arbalest, will be bringing in the device and they foresee no reason for the launch window to slip.

Cell C and Vodacom have expressed interest in offering contracts for the device on their networks, Huawei said, but added that no confirmed orders have been placed.

Huawei first unveiled the Ascend Mate at CES 2013 in January, billing it as the smartphone with the largest screen.

Not to be outdone, Samsung responded in April by announcing its Samsung Galaxy Mega range which would include a 5.8-inch and thoroughly massive 6.3-inch model.

Samsung and South Africa’s mobile network operators have yet to confirm whether the Mega will officially be making its way to South Africa, though the ZA Orange store does claim to have a handful of the 6.3-inch models on sale for R6,680.

Specifications Huawei Ascend Mate
Dimensions 163.5 x 85.7 x 9.9mm
Weight 198g
Operating system Android 4.1
Display 6.1″ 720p (720×1280)
Camera, primary 8MP
Camera, secondary 1MP
Storage, internal 8GB
Storage, expandable microSD
Processor 1.5Ghz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260
Battery 4,050mAh
Cellular data HSPA
SIM type Micro SIM

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