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Huawei blurs phone and tablet lines even further with colossal 6.1-inch Ascend Mate

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Huawei won the latest battle in the smartphone screen size arms race today, after the Chinese company finally announced its long-rumored Ascend Mate phone/tablet hybrid. The Ascend Mate is dominated by its gigantic 6.1-inch 720p display, and also features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. It has "Magic Touch" technology, too which means that like Nokia's Lumia 920 you can use the phone while wearing gloves.

The phone runs Huawei's Emotion UI on top of Android Jelly Bean, and the 4050mAh battery should go some way to counteracting the presumably massive power draw from the screen. You'll also find a one-handed mode that fits a regular-sized smartphone keyboard or dialpad into the bottom corners of the Ascend Mate's screen, which does sound like a thoughtful addition. Huawei has certainly gone all-out with the Ascend Mate, and we're pretty impressed overall — we just wonder how many pockets it'll fit.