Huawei Confirms That A Cheaper Galaxy Note II Rival Is On Its Way

Huawei hasn’t been able to break into the list of top smartphone vendors but the company still has a substantial standing. It has been trying to gain foot in the phablet niche and it was rumored earlier that the company was preparing a Galaxy Note II rival. Now, Huawei VP has confirmed such a device.

Huawei Ascend Mate

Phablets have gained significant traction in recent times. Initially, many ridiculed the idea of having a device which would be somewhat of a mix between a phone and a tablet. But Samsung has popularized the notion with its Galaxy Note devices.

Samsung’s original Galaxy Note is a fairly successful device and the company followed it with Galaxy Note II, which has been doing even better in sales. Critics and users are hailing it alike, for its form factor, performance and looks.

Apparently, Huawei is also gearing up to notch up the phablet competition by launching its own phablet soon. We heard rumors of a device called Huawei Ascend Mate a while ago. As per the rumors, the device packs a 6.1-inch 1080p display, a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

Now, Huawei’s Vice President, Yu Chengdong has confirmed that such a device is indeed in the works. Chengdong reveals that Huawei is planning to launch the device as a direct competitor to Galaxy Note II. He claims that the Huawei phablet may turn out to be a better choice for many users since it is cheaper than Note II despite being slimmer and better looking in comparison.

In light of his claims, one can imagine a really cool phablet. However, Huawei has often fallen short of expectations, so we will take Mr. Chengdong’s claims with a grain of salt until we are able to lay our eyes on the device itself.

Courtesy: GSM Arena

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Salman Latif is a software engineer with a specific interest in social media, big data and real-world solutions using the two.Other than that, he is a bit of a gypsy. He also writes in his own blog. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter .

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