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Huawei executive teases massive 6.1-inch phone on video ahead of CES

Richard Yu Huawei Ascend Mate

A rumored 6.1-inch Huawei phone seems to have been caught on video in the hands of executive Richard Yu. In a video uploaded yesterday, a man identified by Engadget's Richard Lai as Yu showed off a huge hybrid phone/tablet that's apparently the Huawei "Ascend Mate" we've seen in past leaks. The video doesn't tell us much about the phone — except that it's in working condition and very large — but it's been said earlier to come with a 6.1-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.8GHz quad-core processor made by Huawei's HiSilicon company. This could be accurate, but Yu himself has taken to Sina Weibo to say that the final specs may be different, and that fans will have wait until CES for more information.

The Ascend Mate isn't the only giant phone said to be coming. We've heard that Samsung is prepping a successor to the (already pretty big) Galaxy Note II with a 6.3-inch screen, filling in the gap between the Note and its 7-inch tablets. While the Ascend Mate doesn't look quite as big, it's still stretching the outer limits of what can be reasonably called a phone.

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