Huawei unveiled the Ascend Mate 7 at IFA, Berlin 2014 last week. The 6 inch phablet from the Chinese company was one of the most talked about launch of the IFA. Striking a close resemblance to HTC One (M8), the phone has 83% screen-to-body ratio, 2.9mm narrow bezel. It measures 7.9 mm thick and weighs 182 grams.
Huawei sports a giant 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen with in-cell LTPS display and 1500:1 contrast ratio. It has a Japan Display IPS-NEO panel, which is supposed to consume less power, but retain a high contrast level for a striking visual experience.
The phone has a solid build and is powered by 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 runs on Android 4.4 with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 3.0.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has 13MP camera with, F2.0 aperture, Sony Sensor, 5-element lens LED flash. Present below the camera is highly sensitive fingerprint sensor that Huawei has made by partnering Swedish FCP company. A user can unlock their phone by simply putting a finger on the scanner due to the added RF sensor.
The phone supports LTE and has a 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.
At the front the phone has a 5MP front-facing camera 5P non-spherical lens.
The bottom of the phone has a micro USB port while there is a 3.5mm audio jack at the top.
The left hand side has slots for SIM card and micrSD card slot that needs a pin to open.
While the usual volume rockers and power button are present at the right.
The phone comes bundled with UltimoPower Active Noise Cancelling Earphones that reduce noise by 15-30db and self-charging internal battery when connected to a smartphone. It has 2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory / 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory. Finally, the battery on the phone is 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.
Sneha Bokil-Paranjape contributed to this post.