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We got a chance today to play around with Huawei’s new Ascend Mate smartphone at CES.The 6.1-inch Android-powered monster is one of the biggest smartphones we’ve ever seen and truly blurs the line between phone and tablet.
This is the newest trend in smartphones: Giant screens that can play full HD video. A lot of people call them “phablets.”
For comparison’s sake the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate is just slightly smaller than Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.
A phone this large probably won’t work for most people, but manufacturers already have the ball rolling on such devices. Samsung already has the Galaxy Note II. Sony announced a large 5-inch Xperia phone last night. And LG is expected to announce its own phablet next month.