Vodafone Huawei Ascend Mate coming soon in the UK

Huawei Ascend Mate

Vodafone UK recently announced its intentions of making the Huawei Ascend Mate available through its network. Huawei that’s known for its budget-friendly smartphones has turned its attention towards delivering high-end devices with top-tier specifications and rich Android experiences.

The Huawei Ascend Mate is one such handset which falls in the high-end category battling it out against top dogs such as the Galaxy Note 2, the Mega 6.3, the Optimus G Pro and other phablets. The device has one of the latest screens for a phone which measures 6.1 inches wide. Being an IPS+ HD LCD panel, the display proffers resolution 1280 x 720 pixels and a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection.

Although being a large smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate is 9.9mm thick and it weighs 189 grams. It comes with an homebrewed processor, a 1.5GHz quad core Hi-Silicon K3V2 CPU, and is accompanied by the Intel XMM6260 chipset along with other connectivity radios such as Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and GPS.

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For hoarding content, users will have 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot with up to 64GB support. The Huawei Ascend Mate also comes with 2GB of RAM and a large battery of 4050mAh capacity with around 8 days of standby. The Android Jelly Bean 4.1 platform runs the show and it’s coated with various features such as the company’s One-Hand UI, the Easy Panel utility and Smart Reading amongst others.

Apart from ‘coming soon,’ Vodafone is yet to disclose a price or a release date for the Ascend Mate smartphone. Those looking to buy the handset unlocked and SIM free can head over to Expansys where it is being offered for £344.99, while Amazon has the device pegged at £359.99.