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.
Huawei first unveiled the Ascend Mate at CES 2013 in January, billing it as the smartphone with the largest screen.
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|
|Operating system||Android 4.1|
|Display||6.1″ 720p (720×1280)|
|Processor||1.5Ghz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|