Huawei announces octa-core Ascend Mate7 phablet

04 September, 2014

Huawei has just announced an updated iteration of its Ascend Mate series of phablets, the Ascend Mate7. Rather contrary to its name, the Mate7 features a 6" screen of 1080p resolution with impressively narrow screen bezels.

Under the hood lies Huawei's latest in-house octa-core Kirin 925 processor, featuring four 1.8GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores alongside a Mali-T628 GPU. There will be 16/32GB of expandable internal storage, and 2GB of RAM (3GB on the 32GB model).

A 13MP/5MP camera due take care of the shooting department, but neither are capable of recording at 2160p. A 4100mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest Huawei EMUI v3.0 rounding out the specs.

The Huawei Ascend Mate7 will be available starting this quarter for 499/599 (16GB/32GB models) in Obsidian black, Moonlight silver, and Amber gold.

For a closer look at the Mate7, be sure to check out our detailed hands-on.