Huawei’s Ascend Mate 3 is coming this September with a 6-inch Full HD display
This month a handful of leaked images appeared online reputedly showcasing an upcoming Huawei-branded smartphone. Initially, the device in the pictures went unidentified, but members of the Android community quickly dubbed it as the D3 — a phablet pretty similar aesthetically to HTC’s failed 5.9-inch device, the One Max.
We now have some more information on the handset in question. Earlier this evening a report was published on a Chinese news website, revealing that the previously snapped smartphone is, in fact, the much-anticipated Ascend Mate 3 — a result of an unannounced merger between Huawei’s Mate and D-series range of products.
Recent rumors suggest that the Mate 3 will feature a crisp 6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, a snappy octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 920 processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 305 graphics, a beefy 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera (great for selfies) and, finally, a 4,050 mAh removable Li-Ion battery.
As can be seen in the image above, the Ascend Mate 3 is set to feature a square-like, rounded design with extremely thin bezels, measuring in at approximately 10.3 millimeters (0.41 inches). The handset is expected to be Huawei’s first ever smartphone to incorporate a fingerprint scanner, which is indicated by the cut-out on the rear of the device positioned just below the camera.
Huawei is reportedly scheduled to reveal its upcoming flagship in September, but there’s no official statement of confirmation, as of yet. We’d love to know what you think of the Mate 3. Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.