CES 2013: Huawei announces two new, enormous smartphones
Huawei officially reveals the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and 5-inch Ascend D2
Huawei announced two new smartphones during its CES 2013 conference Monday, known as the Ascend D2 and the Ascend Mate. The company said that its concept with its new Ascend smartphones is an "all-in-one solution," playing up high-resolution screens, a longer lasting batteries, high-end cameras and portability.
The Ascend D2 boasts a 5-inch display panel at 1080 by 1920, a 13 megapixel camera, and -- brace yourself -- a 3,000 mAh battery (according to Huawai, it charges roughly 25 percent faster than Samsung's S3). As for the hardware, its metal-and-plastic casing features a curved profile, making it easy and comfortable to hold. On top of that, its waterproof and apparently dust-proof, too.
The Ascend D2 is so hardcore that a Huawei executive purposely dropped it on stage during the conference to prove that it would still work after a modest fall (it did). Perhaps you won't even have to worry about the extra cost of buying a protective case for this one. As for its counterpart, the Ascend Mate measures up at 6.1-inches, with the screen accounting for the bulk of it. And getting back to that whole powerful battery thing for a minute, the Mate sports 4,050 mAh.
Huawei's latest handsets will also offer features like Magic Touch, Guiding Wizard and Smart Reading. The first lets you have serious control over your smartphone's screen, even when wearing regular old gloves. Guiding Wizard deals with -- you guessed it -- navigation (it links your camera to maps), while Smart Reading basically translates things for you fast.