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Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone coming in July for £335

Huawei’s super-sized Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone is incoming for us folks in the UK and with its mammoth screen and great specs it’s also got a shockingly cheap price tag upon its release.

The 6.1-inch Android beast is looking set to land in the UK in July and pre-orders for the handset have just gone live on online smartphone store Expansys for the bargain price of just £335. This pricing is a serious drop if you compare it to some of its closest rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which sells SIM-free for well over £500.

Samsung’s own super screened phone, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, will also go on sale in July, priced at over £100 more than the Ascend Mate at £460.

The Ascend Mate was originally launched to the world at the CES show in Las Vegas this January and it’s a bit of a beast. It has a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and the Android 4.1 operating system to boot.

Whilst the screen is a huge 6.1 inches, the display has 1,280 x 720 pixels which works out at a density of 240 ppi, so it’s not at the Full HD level of displays we’ve seen recently from the Galaxy S4 and HTC One, but it’s still decent to look at.

The sheer size of the smartphone puts it in comparison to both Android phones and tablets but we can see the Huawei Ascend Mate finding a following somewhere just because of its size and low price.

There will be black and white versions available when the handset hits shops in July.

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