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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Isn’t Too Big, Just Wrap Your Hands Around This!

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If you think the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is too big, the phablet category just got another player that truly is too big to handle.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 no longer biggest phablet on market

News about the Huawei Ascend Mate has been online since October of 2012. This was when news of the rival to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 came out. It comes in the category of phablets, thanks to the size of the screen being close to that of a tablet. The trend is growing towards devices with larger screens and the Ascend Mate has a display of 6.1 inches, which we have to wonder will be too large.

Huawei showed off the device at CES and said that it had the largest display of any phone in the world. This may or may not be a great selling point, as the size of the phone is very large, it doesn’t make it a tablet or a smartphone so who would use it? I personally tried to wrap my hands around one when on the show floors and will say that if you managed with the 5.5-inch display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, stop right there as this is certainly pushing it.

Specs of the Ascend Mate include a 1.5GHz Hi-Silicon quad core processor along with an HD IPS+ LCD display of 6.1 inches that has a resolution of 1280 x 720. The display is magic touch so users are able to operate it even when wearing gloves. The device has 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera with HDR, it is capable of capturing video at 1080p. The front HD camera is 1 megapixel. The Huawei Ascend Mate has Android 4.1 installed as the OS and has a battery of 4050mAh that has the efficiency of ADRX and Quick Power Control. This means that on average you should be able to get up to 2 days use without having to charge it.

The Ascend Mate is going to be offered in pure white of crystal black and it should be out in China in February. At the moment there are no details about when other regions will get it. Many people want the Apple iPhone to have a larger display and Apple took notice when they released the iPhone 5 with a display of 4 inches. The Samsung Galaxy S range of devices goes up to 4.8 inches thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S3, while the Samsung Galaxy Note, the original phablet, is 5.3 inches. Samsung boosted this when the launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, to 5.5 inches. a lot of the new devices gaining interest, including the HTC Butterfly, the Oppo Find 5 and the Sony Xperia Z, which has just been revealed, have 5 inch displays. This may suggest that phone makers are happy with this size as that is what their customers want.

The device from Huawei does seem to be too large; however the company have said that it will be just 6.5mm at the thickest point, and that it will fit in one hand. Of course it would if you have large hands. I am 5 foot 10 inches and I can say it doesn’t work out so for me. The device measures 163.5mm x 85.7mm x 9.9mm and it has a weight of 198 grams.

So do consumers really want a handset with these dimensions and screen size? We could be wrong but just how many people will want to carry around such a large device. The weight would be hefty in the pocket, if you have a pocket large enough for it. the Huawei Ascend Mate is impressive, however the company may just have taken size too far. To me, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is where it should stop at.

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