Huawei has yet again proven that it has what it takes to compete with Samsung and perhaps even Apple. Their newly announced Ascend Mate7 rocks an all-metal body that makes it look like it’s part of HTC’s One series (yet it isn’t). Moreover, the phablet also packs a fingerprint reader — located at the back, just beneath the camera sensor — the fact that could pave its way to the enterprise market.
Specs wise, this is a rather impressive device that comes with the Chinese firm’s own Kirin 925 octa-core chip, packing four 1.8GHz fast Cortex-A15 and four battery-friendly Cortex-A7 cores, as well as a Mali-T628 GPU. Moreover, there’s a 6-inch full HD screen, more-than-decent 3,100 mAh battery, along with a pair of cameras: 13MP rear camera that uses Sony’s BSI sensor and has an aperture of f/2.0; and 5-megapixel front-facing one for taking some seriously great selfies. Android 4.4 KitKat is running the show with Huawei’s latest EMUI 3.0 singing on top.
The Ascend Mate7 will be available in two different versions, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and the other one with 3 gigs of RAM and double the storage amount. The former will sell for 499 EUR, while the latter will cost 100 EUR more. You’ll get to pick between few differently colored devices, including Obsidian Black, Moonlight Silver, and Amber Gold.
The device will be offered in 30 countries around the world, starting with China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, with other markets to follow shortly.
So, anyone wants one of these?