Chinese manufacturer Huawei was expected to be showing off the Ascend Mate 7 phablet at its IFA keynote address today. And right on cue, the smartphone has been announced, putting an end to the restless cycle of leaks and rumors. Huawei is touting the design of the smartphone to be one of the key selling points as it apparently lacks any plastic whatsoever. The entire body is made up of more than 95% metal and also has chamfered edges.
The smartphone is powerful in every sense, right from its massive 6 inch 1080p display down to the enormous 4,100 mAh battery on the back. The Ascend Mate 7 is powered by the company’s Kirin 925 SoC, which is the first octa core chipset to support LTE Cat. 6 networks. The device also has a fingerprint scanner on the back for authentication, which will most likely remain a novelty feature for the customers. The Ascend Mate 7 is running Android 4.4 KitKat by default.
The company is launching the smartphone in two different RAM and storage variants with the base model coming with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage while the high end version will contain 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. On the back there’s a 13-megapixel camera sensor accompanied by a front facing 5-megapixel shooter. The smartphone will be available across Asia and Europe over the coming weeks with no word on American availability yet.
The entry level model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage has been priced at €499 ($650) while the high end version will set you back by €599 ($781). The handset will be available in gold, black and silver color variants at the time of launch.
Via: Android Central