Huawei took the opportunity during this week’s IFA show in Berlin to reveal to the world their latest and greatest Phablet, the Ascend Mate 7. The Ascend Mate 7 is a 6 inch Android device that really makes an impact, combining a really good looking 1080p display from JDI with the latest in-house developed processor and an impressive uni-body chassis. We were fortunate enough to actually walk away from the event with the new Huawei flagship, so we can now share with you our unboxing and first impressions.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a device that certainly makes an impact. Skip straight to the video below and you will know what I mean:
In terms of specifications, the Huawei Ascend Mate makes a pretty bold statement of intent, but it does so in a more unique way than most devices. The screen is a 1920 x 1080 resolution LCD IPS from Japan Display Inc. in fact the company claims the device has the highest display to body to body ratio of any comparable device available today. The overall design is impressive, not doubt there. The body of the phone is an aluminum uni-body design that feels in some ways similar to the HTC one in the hand.
Other specs include the in-house developed Kirin 925, an Octa-core processor that uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, which gives you four A15 cores and four A7 cores that share the system’s workload dynamically to give you really performance when you need it with the A15 cores, and great power saving during other less intensive tasks. We look forward to running some benchmarks on the Mate 7 to see how it compares to other flagship system-on-chip offerings.
We will return with a complete review of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 in due time, but for now we hope you enjoy our quick first impressions, hands on and unboxing.