CES 2013: Huawei Ascend Mate, D2 and W1 hands-on

CES 2013

GSMArena team, 07 January 2013.


Just like last year, some of the most interesting new devices to be announced at CES came at the Huawei press conference. This year the company went big - phablet big - with the Ascend D2 and Mate.

The two Ascend models both feature big FullHD screens, quad-core processors, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and massive batteries.

For the smaller of the two, the Ascend D2, Huawei used a 5" 1080p screen (443ppi), a home-made 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a 3,000mAh battery. There's a 13MP camera on the back, to sweeten the pot, while the smartphone itself is dust and water resistant.

The recipe for the Huawei Ascend Mate includes a 6.1" 720p screen instead (it's a 241ppi unit that works with gloves), a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU (the same CPU as the Ascend D quad) and a 4,050mAh battery.

We got some hands-on time with these devices so jump to the next page for our first impressions.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

When will both phone be release in Singapore? Sad to say the wait is very long for these attractive phone.

  • AnonD-108018

Yet almost everything you buy is made in China....

  • Anonymous

I wanted huawei ascend mate