Apple has just beat the record with its Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, but Chinese competitor Huawei isn’t doing so bad either. Huawei reports that it has sold more than 1 million Ascend Mate 7 units in the first month of sales. While that’s a small number compared to Apple’s 10 million units sold in the first weekend, it’s still a good count for an upcoming company. Even though Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in China, the Ascend Mate 7 could have sold even better, since it’s a cheap powerhouse.
Keep in mind that the Ascend Mate 7 is currently still exclusive to China, so the reported numbers would have been much higher, in my opinion, if the handset was available worldwide. The Ascend Mate 7 has stirred up waters worldwide because it actually is the largest smartphone Huawei has ever made and it’s also a powerhouse with great specs and price to boast with. The Ascend Mate 7 price is $600, which is surely not cheap, but it does offer a great bang for buck ratio compared to Apple’s latest flagships, for example.
The Ascend Mate 7 has a 6 inch IPS LCD display with a 1080*1920 resolution and 367 ppi pixel density. Ascend Mate 7 specs include an octa core HiSilicon Kirin 925 CPU, Mali-T628 MP4 GPU, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB expandable storage. You will also get a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, so the Ascend Mate 7 should be a great selfie-phone, as well as optimal for smartphone photography. The Ascend Mate 7 also features haptic feedback, a fingerprint sensor, 9 axis sensor, LTE Cat 6, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. There are also two version of the Ascend Mate 7 on the market, one with the above storage configuration, and another with 2 GB RAM and only 16 GB internal storage. The latter is $100 cheaper, retailing for $500. The Ascend Mate 7 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.0 on top, which creates an interface similar to iOS.
We hope that the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 release will include the U.S. and Europe, too in the future, but the company hasn’t confirmed that yet. If it does make it to the international market, the Ascend Mate 7 phablet should definitely be a hit, since it’s quite affordable. Even though it doesn’t offer the great display the Galaxy Note 4 or LG G3 do, it still can be considered a powerhouse, especially since it has a 4100 mAH battery included. You see batteries this large in tablets usually, but Huawei managed to put it into the Ascend Mate 7 build, without making it too large. The Ascend Mate 7 measures 157*81*7.9 mm. which is smaller and thinner than the Nexus 6. I’m thinking about importing the Ascend Mate 7 for myself, what about you?