So what is the cutoff before a phone is more of a tablet that can place calls? Evidently bigger than 6.1 inches as far as Huawei is concerned.
The Chinese-based company recently announced the Ascend Mate, an impressively large 6.1 inch 1080p Android phone. The new phone is set to be officially unveiled at CES 2013 alongside the Ascend D2 and Ascend W1, but Huawei’s Chairman of Devices Richard Yu could not wait to show off the Ascend Mate.
Yesterday at a Huawei store in Guangzhou China, the chairman revealed the monstrous device to shoppers. The encounter can be seen in the video below.
The Ascend Mate is rumored to have a thickness of nearly 10mm, have a 361ppi LTPS display, quad core 1.8GHz HiSilicon K3V3 chip, and a life sustaining 4,000mAh battery. The price will run just short of ¥3,000 (approximately USD $480).
What do you think, how big of a phone do you think is too big? Would you consider purchasing this monster of a device?[ source ]