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April 18, 2013

Huawei's 6.1-inch Ascend Mate hits Australia

Huawei has announced that it will bring its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate to the Australian market. The large-screen smartphone will be on sale from 20 April for just AU$429.

The Android handset sports an HD IPS+ screen, a Huawei-made 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a giant 4050mAh battery — larger than that of Samsung's Note 2. Huawei promises that the Ascend Mate can provide two days of "ordinary usage" on a single charge.

The Mate measures 163.5x85.7x9.9mm — although Huawei noted that it is 6.6mm at thinnest part — and weighs in at 198g. An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel front camera round out the specs.

The phone is not 4G enabled, but it supports "five 3G frequency bands plus four GSM bands", meaning it can be easily used overseas.

The phone will come in black and be available in Harvey Norman from 20 April for just AU$429.