It's huge! Huawei exec shows off 6.1 inch Android smartphone

How big is too big when it comes to smartphones? Samsung seems to have had a lot of success with the Galaxy Note series, including the most recent Galaxy Note II, which has a big 5.5 inch screen. There are even rumors that the Galaxy Note III could have a 6.3 inch display.

Now it looks like Chinese-based Huawei will be trying to get their own huge Android smartphone out to the public well before the next Galaxy Note from Samsung. Indeed, it looks like Huawei doesn't care much for official press announcements. Engadget reports that company executive Richard Yu took to the streets of Guangzhou on Saturday and showed off their upcoming, and still not officially announced, 6.1 inch Ascend Mate to the shoppers at a Huawei store.

You can see the smartphone in action in the video above, as it runs Titanic on the display (we hope that's not a sign that the Ascend Mate will hit a sales iceberg). The display can handle 1080p resolution video and is rumored to have a speedy 1.8GHz quad-core processor inside. It's also supposed to have a powerful 4,000mAh battery to keep that big display running.

We will likely learn more about the Ascend Mate as CES 2013 approaches, but will people really line up to get a smartphone that is so big it might not fit in their pocket? Time will tell.

Source: Engadget

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