Huawei has announced the Ascend Mate 7, the company’s latest phablet at the IFA 2014. It has a 6-inch 1080p screen with 83% screen-to-body ratio, 2.9mm narrow bezel and is powered by a Octa-Core (4×1.8GHz + 4×1.3GHz) Hisilicon Kirin 925 processor based on 8+1 architecture with 230MHz micro core smart sensor for perpetual standby. It is based on ARM’s Big.Little architecture and 28nm HPM technology.
Huawei has partnered with Swedish FCP company to research on highly sensitive fingerprint sensor that is present on the back of the smartphone. It wakes up the screen instantly on single touch when placing the finger, since it has a concave design and high pixel per inch ratio. It has dual antenna for 40% fewer dropped calls and smooth 4G LTE by intelligently detecting the strongest signal, choosing the ideal source for sending and receiving data.
It runs on Android 4.4 with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 3.0 on top. It has 7.9 mm slim body and comes with Cat.6 LTE support. It comes bundled with UltimoPower Active Noise Cancelling Earphones that reduce noise by 15-30db and self-charging internal battery when connected to a smartphone.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 specifications
- 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) in-cell LTPS display, 1500:1 contrast ratio
- Octa-Core (4×1.8GHz Cortex A15 4×1.3GHz Cortex A7) Hisilicon Kirin 925 processor with Mali T-628 GPU
- 2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory / 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory
- Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Emotion UI 3.0
- 13MP camera with, F2.0 aperture, Sony Sensor, 5-element lens LED flash
- 5MP front-facing camera 5P non-spherical lens
- 7.9 mm thick and weighs 182 grams
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS
- 4100 mAh battery
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 comes in Black, Silver and Gold colors and is priced at 499 Euros (Rs. 39,190 approx) for the 2GB RAM/16GB memory variant and the 3GB RAM / 32GB memory variant would cost 599 Euros (Rs. 47,000 approx.). It will be available in more than 30 countries including mainland China, Hong Kong, UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain from Q3 2014, with other markets to follow.