News by Luke Jones on Monday August 04, 2014.
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Huawei is busying itself for the end of the year with a number of new smartphones set to hit the market over the coming months. One of those devices will be the Ascend Mate 3 and according to reports today it will be a standout device with high end specs, upping the ante from the mid-range Ascend Mate 2. It has also shown up on AnTuTu for benchmark testing, showing it to be a very good performer.Rumours today peg the Ascend Mate 3 for a September launch, and considering that the Chinese company has scheduled a press event for the IFA 2014 event in Berlin early September, we assume it is for this handset. Those of you familiar with the Ascend Mate 2 will remember that is was a solid mid-ranger that packed a 720p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, and 2GB of RAM. It was also as phablet as the definition gets, with a huge 6.1-inch display stretching across the front of the handset. The Ascend Mate 3 will retain that gargantuan panel, but will boost just about every other spec. Under the hood there will now be a Snapdragon 805, the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, while the SoC will be paired with 3GB of RAM. Elsewhere, the screen has also been given an upgrade in the form of a Full HD 1080p display. A 13 megapixel lens will adorn the rear, while around front will sit a 5 megapixel camera, with Android 4.4.2. The Ascend Mate 2 will be made of metal too, and with those specs it is shaping up to be a very desirable handset. That said, Huawei's software is often the downfall of its products and not the hardware, so we hope this time the company has not messed around with Android too much. Availability is unknown and it is the same story with price, but we expect it to launch in China first with a potential global roll out later in the year. source: Into Mobile
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