Huawei’s 6.1-inch Ascend Mate available in Australia for AU$429

Huawei is ready with a new phablet for all you Aussies. Their Ascend Mate, the device we are talking about, will be available in your country for AU$429.

The gadget has just been unveiled today in Sydney during a press gathering. The Chinese manufacturer said that the phablet is going to be sold in Australia from the 20th Of April onward. The place where you will find it first: Harvey Norman Stores. If you live in Australia and wish to buy the Ascend Mate from a different retailer, though, you will need to have some patience for an official date. The Harvey Norman Store plans on offering a pre-paid package called Boost Mobile to go with the product; its price is going to be $40 and it will be delivered once you buy the phablet.

Huawei planned this new device so as to show Samsung what they are capable of. Huawei-Ascend-Mate

The South Korean company will unleash their next creation, a smartphone belonging to their new Mega line, at a latter date this year. The Ascend Mate was first presented to the world during the annual CES event that took place at the beginning of 2013.

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Specifications-wise, the new device sports a 6.1-inch high definition touchscreen, a 4050 mAh battery, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core CPU, Android 4.1, Emotion user interface and a couple of cameras; one of them offers 1.0MP plus HD and sits on the gadget’s front, while the other is an 8MP cam which delivers HDR along with AF (it is located on the back of the Ascend Mate).

The reason behind the selection of Australia as the country which will land this phablet is, according to Huawei’s Australian sales director for retail, the fact that it represents a very important network market, more so than other countries.

So here’s to hoping that the Huawei Ascend Mate will hit it big down under.