If you’re looking for a much bigger device, the Huawei Ascend mate 7 is now available on contract from Maxis. The Premium Spec version, which comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage retails at RM1,999 but it can be yours from only RM599 with MaxisOne Plan.
The full bundled pricing from Maxis are as follows, with 24 months contract duration:
MaxisOne Plan (RM128/month) – RM599
MaxisOne Plan Lite (RM78/month) – RM799
During sign up, you’ll need to pay 4 months subscription fee upfront as advance payment and it will be used to offset your monthly bills across the next 4 months. MaxisOne Plan comes with 2GB of data while its Lite version comes with just 1GB. Both offers unlimited calls and SMS but the Lite option is restricted to Maxis to Maxis/Hotlink numbers only.
To recap on the specs, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 gets a 6″ Full HD IPS display and it runs on its own Hi-Silicon Kirin 925 Octa-Core processor that’s clocked at 1.8GHz. It also has a 13MP BSI Sony sensor for its main camera and a 5MP selfie camera at the front. There’s also an expandable microSD slot, faster Cat 6 4G LTE and it is juiced up with a large 4,100mAh capacity battery.
The Ascend Mate 7 also comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner which lets you unlock the device instantly at a single touch. You can get more details of the device in our earlier announcement post.
For more information, head over to Maxis Huawei Ascend Mate 7 page.
Here’s an easier way of buying Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7 Premium high-spec model. Online store Vmall.my has started pre-orders for their flagship phablet which is price at RM1,999. Actual shipments of the device will start on 4th February, just in time for the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays.
The Ascend Mate 7 is quite a compelling device with a 6″ Full HD IPS display and it runs with a capable Hi-Silicon Kirin 925 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor. It gets a 13MP Sony BSI main + 5MP front camera, expandable microSD slot, Cat 6 4G LTE and a large 4,100mAh capacity battery. In addition, the Ascend Mate 7 also comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner which unlocks instantly in any direction. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.4 with its own EMUI 3.0 interface.
The standard version with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage is priced at RM1,799, while the Premium high-spec version gets 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. In terms of colours, the Premium version is only available in Amber Gold, while the standard version comes in either Silver or Black. You can read the full details in our earlier Malaysian Ascend Mate 7 launch post.
It is quite surprising to see a Huawei device on VMall, as the online store had initially became Honor exclusive after the introduction of its Honor 6 and Honor Tablet. For more information, head over to VMall’s Ascend Mate 7 Premium product page.
Huawei Malaysia has officially announced its new Ascend Mate 7 phablet which will be available starting tomorrow 14th November. There are 2 variants available, the standard version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage is priced at RM1,799 while its higher-spec premium version (3GB RAM with 32GB storage) is priced at RM1,999. In terms of colours, the standard Ascend Mate 7 will be available in either Moonlight Silver or Obsidian Black, while the Premium unit is only available in Amber Gold.
To recap on the specs, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is quite a beast with a 6″ Full HD IPS Neo display and it runs on their own Hi-Silicon Kirin 925 Octa-Core processor. It also gets a 13MP Sony BSI camera and a front facing 5MP camera. With power users in mind, Huawei is packing a generous serving of 4,100mAh capacity battery and it supports a faster Cat 6 4G LTE connectivity. Build wise it feels upmarket with its metal body and despite its large screen and battery capacity, it feels slightly bigger than the Galaxy Note 4. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with their latest EMUI 3.0.
One of the key highlight is its single touch finger print scanner that’s mounted at the back. Unlike other fingerprint scanners that require swiping motion or pressing of a home button, the fingerprint scanner on the Mate 7 can unlock immediately upon recognised touch thanks to its higher 508ppi (pixels per inch) scanner. This allows you to unlock with your fingerprint in any direction even with wet fingers. For better peace of mind, Huawei is offering one year one-on-one swap policy for Ascend Mate 7 owners. As an added bonus, they are also giving a free smart cover worth RM128.
You can compare the specs of the Ascend Mate 7 versus other flagship smart phones over here. Check out our hands-on photos after the break.
Huawei’s new Ascend Mate 7 will be launched in Malaysia next week. If you want to get one now, retailer DirectD is selling original units for RM1,799. On top of that they are also giving extra hotel vouchers worth RM500.
The version that’s being offered comes with 2GB RAM along with 16GB storage instead of its higher-spec 3GB RAM unit with double the storage at 32GB. The rest of the hardware are similar with a 6″ Full HD IPS Neo display, a newer in-house developed Hi-Silicon Kirin 925 processor, 13MP Sony BSI main camera and a front facing 5MP unit.
It also gets a fingerprint scanner at the back which unlocks more easily with a touch of a finger instead of the usual swiping gesture. Apart from having a faster Cat 6 4G LTE support, the Ascend Mate 7 offers a huge 4,100mAh capcity battery and it still boast a rather slender 7.9mm thickness. You can compare its specs and dimensions against other flagship smart phones over here.
Huawei Malaysia has just sent out invites for a launch event that’s happening on 13th November 2014. From the invite, it is obvious that this is their latest Ascend Mate 7 phablet, a 6-inch device that could take on the Galaxy Note 4.
Despite having a large 6″ display, the Ascend Mate 7 is actually narrower than the iPhone 6 Plus due to its thinner bezel design. The display pushes a Full HD 1080p resolution on a IPS-NEO panel, which claims to produce better blacks and offer better viewing angles than standard IPS displays.
Powering the device is a newer Hi-Silicon Kirin 925 Octa-Core processor (Quad-core Cortex-A15 @ 1.8 GHz + Quad-Core Cortex-A7 @ 1.3 GHz), which is a notch above the Kirin 920 that’s powering the Honor 6.
Large-format smartphones are a big thing both literally and figuratively. It seem customers can’t get enough of them and smartphone manufacturers are quick to capitalise on this demand. The Ascend Mate 7 from Huawei is the latest entrant into this lucrative market and it looks like this network equipment manufacturer from China has big aspirations in the mobile device universe. Dare we say it, with the Ascend Mate 7, Huawei may even have its sights set on taking the fight for large-format phone dominance to Samsung.
The Ascend Mate 7 features a 6-inch display and in the universe of large smartphones, that’s a pretty big display but thanks to the slim bezel (just 2.9mm), the device has the same footprint as the Galaxy Note 4, which has a smaller 5.7-inch screen.And despite being made mostly out of metal, the Ascend Mate 7 is only 9 grams heavier than the Note 4. That’s an amazing feat, considering.
The display is a 1080p IPS-NEO unit that Huawei says produces darker blacks and features a wider viewing angle over traditional IPS displays. Under the hood, the Ascend Mate 7 packs an Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 925 chipset (Quad-core Cortex-A15 @ 1.8 GHz + Quad-Core Cortex-A7 @ 1.3 GHz) with a either 2GB or 3GB of RAM depending on your choice of the 16 or 32GB storage variants. At the back, there’s a 13MP camera sourced from Sony complete with BSI and F2.0 28mm-equivalent lens while at the front, you get a 5MP shooter. There’s also dual-SIM slots (one nano SIM and one micro SIM) and a micro SD card that takes cards up to 128GB, if you’re wondering, both of the Ascend Mate 7’s SIM card slots support cat6 LTE 300Mbps networks. To keep things running, there’s a 4,100mAh battery which is over 800mAh bigger than what’s available in the Note 4. Huawei says the massive 4,100mAh battery will keep the Ascend Mate 7 running for up to two days.
It is no secret that Huawei will be unveiling its Ascend Mate 7 phablet at the upcoming IFA 2014. Now they have just released a teaser video that showcases 7 characters and it highlights the number 7 a lot.
In the video, the device was shown briefly which matches the earlier photos but they have concealed the back mounted fingerprint scanner. In terms of specs, the Mate 7 will be having a 6″ display which is said to be available in both QHD and Full HD resolution options. Powering the device is Huawei’s own Hi-Silicon Kirin 920 Octa-Core processor with a choice of 3GB RAM for high-spec and 2GB RAM for its lower spec variant.
Watch the Ascend Mate 7 teaser video after the break.
Huawei will be announcing its new Ascend Mate 7 at the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin. If you’re wondering how it looks like, the device which is available in 2 variants have appeared on China’s TENAA certification listing which comes with supporting photos.
The two devices are actually identical and the difference lies on the radios with one supporting GSM/TD-LTE/CDMA while the other does GSM/TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA. In terms of specs, they are listed with a 1.8GHz Octa-Core processor with 2GB of RAM, while the screen is a 6 incher with Full HD resolution. It is also speculated that there would be a high-spec version which comes with 3GB of RAM and a display that pushes a higher Quad HD 2560×1440 resolution. Either that model has been canned or it is still in the process of certification.
The exterior design especially the back looks very similar with the HTC One Max. Even the fingerprint scanner is located at the back, which we find it very impractical to unlock if the device is lying on the table.
Head after the break to get a better view of the the Ascend Mate 7.
Huawei will be making an announcement at the upcoming IFA 2014 in Berlin. From its official invite, it will be the Ascend Mate 7 which will be unveiled on 4th September. The new Mate 7 is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner, which Huawei claims to be different from the rest.
Early speculation suggests that the Ascend Mate 7 would come in 2 versions. The high-end model is expected to come with a 6″ QHD display that does 2560×1440 while the lower-spec version settles for a 6″ screen with Full HD (1920×1080) resolution. Both are expected to run on their very own Octa-Core Kirin 920 processor with 3GB of RAM (2GB for lower-spec), 13MP main camera and a front facing 5MP shooter. You can also expect 4G LTE support as well as the latest Android 4.4 KitKat and Emotion UI 3.0 installed out of the box.
Check out the rest of its invite after the break.