Vodafone announces July UK launch for Huawei's big screen Ascend Mate

Fancy a phone with a screen even bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note. Well the Huawei Ascend Mate has a 6inch display, which until recently made it the biggest phone around. It has an impressive list of specs too including a 1.8GHz dual-core processor, haWhen it was announced Huawei’s Ascend Mate had the biggest screen on a phone so far at 6.1 inches. That size has since been eclipsed by this monster, but if you want a big screen mobile it is well worth looking at then Mate.

And the good news is that Vodafone has confirmed today that it will be selling the Mate from later this month.

In addition to that huge screen, which incidentally has a resolution of 1280 x 720 for crisp vibrant images, the phone also boasts a speedy 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor and an enormous 4050 mAh battery which the company says will give two days worth of power from one charge.

Other features include Huawei’s Magic Touch technology even enables you to scroll, type and tap without taking your gloves off, an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus rear-facing camera with HDR and 1.0 megapixel HD front-facing camera, dual MIC noise reduction technology, Dolby® sound system and stereo recording.

There’s no news on price and full availability yet.

Incidentally Vodafone has also confirmed that it will be stocking the Sony Xperia Z Ultra which has a 6.4inch screen.

Huawei Device UK Product Director James Powell said: “The Ascend Mate could be tailor made for British consumers. Its huge HD screen is suitable for all seasons – bright for the summer and sensitive enough to work with gloves in the depths of winter. As with all Huawei phones, the Ascend Mate makes breathtaking power, long-lasting battery life and stunning design more affordable than ever before.”

Ashley Norris