Huawei unveils two new quad-core Android phablets

Huawei Ascend Mate Ascend D2 SpecsImage Source: TechCrunch

Huawei (002502) on Monday took the wraps off its colossal Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 smartphones at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ascend Mate is the larger of the two and is equipped with a 6.1-inch 720p display, a 1.5GHz in-house quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a massive 4,050 mAh battery. The smaller Ascend D2 features a 5-inch 1080p display with a class leading pixel density of 443 pixels-per-inch. The smartphone is equipped with the same 1.5GHz quad-core processor as its larger sibling, and includes a 3,000 mAh battery and a 13-megapixel rear camera.

The Ascend Mate also includes a “Magic Touch” feature, which provides enhanced screen responsiveness even when wearing gloves, and the Ascend D2 is dust and water resistant. Both devices run Huawei’s Emotion user interface atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also feature on-screen navigational keys.

No pricing or North American launch details were announced.

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