How Big is Too Big? Huawei Working on a 6.1-Inch Phone

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  1. dgstorm

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    Okay, so we were very skeptical of larger phones when they first started appearing. Obviously, it turns out that a ton of folks out there in Android-land (millions in fact) really like the phablet style devices. We have to admit after playing with the Galaxy Note II and the HTC Droid DNA, we finally understand the allure. In fact, amongst your staff here in the forums, there are several converts that are jumping on the phablet bandwagon. However, having admitted all of that, we must share that this latest news has us completely flabbergasted. Supposedly, Huawei is working on a truly “giant” device. They used the word giant to describe it, but we would call it gigantic. Supposedly this new device will be huge to the tune of 6.1-Inches for the display!

    The device will be called the Ascend Mate, and it seems like a fitting name, because you might just be able to "ascend" to heaven by standing on top of this monstrosity. The rest of the specs seem to be in-line with the other phablet devices spreading across the land. Here's what was revealed:
    • 6.1-inch 1080p Full HD display
    • 1.8GHz quad-core processor
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 4,000 mAh battery
    • Android Jelly Bean
    As you can see, the display isn't the only thing that will be huge about this phablet. The battery is enormous as well. While this is something we always like to see, we can't help but scratch our heads as to who thinks there will be a market for a device like this. Basically, it's just a slightly shrunken Android tablet that can be used to make calls. Can you imagine walking down the street with this up to your ear? It seems reminiscent of the 1980's when break-dancers would carry extra large "boom-boxes" on their shoulders.

    I thought miniaturization was the trending thing to do with technology... So, how big is too big?

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  2. macpro88

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    It better be all screen. No bezels or nothing.

    Good lord that's a huge screen on a phone.

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    I think they'll keep inching their way up in size until people quit showing interest.
     
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    a 6.1 all screen phone wouldn't be huge, that would be the perfect size. if it has any bezel... then WTF
     
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    It is good to see the battery size going up with the screen size...
     
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    Can I get some Key Lime Pie?
     
  7. drew96dawg

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    The note 2 is perfection. It is as big as I want because I can still easily use it a one handed.:)

    sent from my vzw galaxy note 2
     
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    I can see it now...

    Dude sits down on train.
    Pulls out 6.1" phone and enables WiFi tether.
    Puts phone away.
    Pulls out 7" tablet and starts surfing the internet.
     
  9. macpro88

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    buahahahah, this would totaly happen lmao that's awesome haha
     
  10. drew96dawg

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    When I got my n2 all needs/desires for a tablet disappeared. If the nexus 7 had a cell antenna I would gladly use one of those as a phone

    sent from my vzw galaxy note 2
     
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    THIS ^ got me TOTALLY laughing out loud! Thanks for the laugh! :rofl3:
     
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    I could see this being similar to note 2 sizing, with just a tad more height.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
     
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