Huawei announces octa-core Ascend Mate7 phablet
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.