CES 2013 brings bigger handsets: Huawei’s 6.1 inch phablet debuts

Welcome to CES 2013, where tablets, smartphones, and the dubbed “phablets” of over-sized smartphones run wild. The Verge just confirmed that Huawei is introducing a 6.1-inch smartphone named the Ascend Mate.

The monster smartphone was leaked several weeks ago via YouTube¬†has now officially been announced at CES this¬†afternoon. At this size, it’s less than an inch smaller than Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and larger than the 5.55-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II.

As for specs, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate comes with a 1.5 Ghz processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 8-megapixel camera. Unfortunately, the device only has a 720p screen, a let down for many who expect higher quality displays with 2013 devices. If the embed is working, check out Verge’s hands-on below:

Source: Verge
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