Chinese company is still in the shadow of other smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony, Apple and HTC. However, Huawei is hoping that Ascend P7 and just launched Ascend Mate 7 could change the field to their advantage, especially if we consider the fact that Huawei wants to sell 80 million devices this year.
Huawei has been famous for some time for budget devices that offer good performance and for lower price than competition, but Mate 7 could be the most serious step towards premium smartphone market.
The company is claiming that the finger print scanner is working much better then on the competitive phones, and that the data is kept on special microchip with special encryption system. This finger print scanner offers 360 degree scanning and sensor is reacting on the simple finger touch.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 comes with huge 6 inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and it packs mentioned fingerprint scanner on the back side of the device, and the device in general looks a bit like HTC’s One Max, which is not necessary a bad thing.
FHD screen of this size requires a serious battery that will keep the phone alive, so Huawei has decided to feature a pretty big 4100 mAh battery that should keep the user happy and run Mate’s octa core 1.8 GHz Kirin 925 processor (4 x 1.8 GHz A15 and 4 x 1.3 GHz A7 cores) and Mali T628 GPU with i3 co-processor.
Ascend Mate 7 comes with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, and there is also 13 MP camera that uses 4th generation of Sony’s F2.0 sensor.
All this is featured inside 3.28 mm casing which has rounded edges and the phone offers DualSIM mode.
Smartphone also features two antennas, and NFC which works just fine in metal casing.
Ascend Mate 7 comes in two versions. The standard version will feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal sotrage and it will cost $499. The more powerful version will feature 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage and it will cost $599.
Considering the screen size and the performance of this phablet, Mate 7 could be a decent, but more affordable competitor to Samsung Galaxy Note 4.