Huawei today has announced the availability of its Ascend Mate 6.1-inch tabletphone in China, which was unveiled at CES in early January. As promised, the device can be grabbed in the country starting March 26th for ¥2,688 (about $430) unsubsidized through Huawei’s Vmall online store. It’s nice to see Huawei dropping the price of the Ascend Mate already, as last week, the device was rumored to be priced at 3,120 Yuan ($502 USD).
For those who want a quick recap of Mate’s features and specs: it comes with a 1.5GHz quad-core HiSilicon K3V2 CPU, coupled with 2GB RAM, as well as an IPS display (but only with 720p resolution) with Gorilla Glass 2 and glove-friendly “Magic Touch” technology. There’s also 1MP front-facer, alongside an 8MP back shooter that captures 1080p video. Meanwhile, a massive 4050 mAh battery powers the Jelly Bean-running 9.9mm thick device.
Huawei is expected to launch the Ascend Mate in other regions soon, including Europe where it has already been listed on Amazon Germany at €499 ($625 USD) price tag.