Saturday 8 December 2012

Huawei making 6.1 inch smartphone-tablet hybrid device

Yu Chengdong, senior vice president at Huawei, dropped a piece of blurb noting that the company is working on a 6.1-inch display bearing smartphone-tablet hybrid device.

Huawei is all set to join the club of bigger smartphone-tablet hybrid device with 6.1-inch display bearing Huawei Ascend Mate.

According to a Chinese website - MyDrivers, Huawei's senior vice president, Yu Chengdong has confirmed that the company will release 6.1-inch display bearing Huawei Ascend Mate in early 2013. Chengdong, as reported by MyDrivers, mention that the device will be thinner, powerful and have narrow frame.

The rise of the new segment of hybrid devices that have best of both worlds - smartphones and tablets - has already led to competition between smartphone makers. Almost every mobile phone maker wants to release a 5-inch or higher display bearing hybrid device.

Huawei's take is interesting as the company plans to sell the device at a price that will be relatively less than the Galaxy Note II. Meanwhile, HTC has tried to shake some ground with its full 1080p HD display bearing Droid DNA smartphone. LG already announced the plans of Vu 2 and continues working on that. Sony Mobile is working on a 5-inch display bearing hybrid device dubbed as Yuga. Micromax, Lenovo, Spice and other smartphone makers already have a 5-inch display bearing device in the market.

Huawei's pricing strategy with the 6.1-inch display bearing hybrid device will decide its fate in India apart from all the new things it brings to the table.

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