According to the site’s report, the Ascend Mate 3 is a result of the company’s merging of its Mate series and D-series, with the latter simply disappearing. Based on the images, the Ascend Mate 3 should have a 6-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel screen, and a thinner bezel than its predecessor in a likely attempt to maintain its same footprint.
In terms of specifications, a Huawei-built octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 920 processor will power the Ascend Mate 3, along with 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. Other specifications include 5- and 13-megapixel front- and rear-facing cameras, 4G LTE connectivity, and 16GB of internal memory. It’s unknown whether the Ascend Mate 3 allows for memory expansion via MicroSD, but seeing how the Ascend Mate 2 does have a MicroSD card slot, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Ascend Mate 3 pack some extra storage.
Huawei was unable to convince any major carriers to promote its high-end devices, including the Ascend Mate 2, so it’s likely the Ascend Mate 3 will also be sold through gethuawei.com. It’s also likely Huawei will price the Ascend Mate 3 similarly to its predecessor, which currently goes for $300 unlocked, though don’t be surprised if there is a price bump.
We could hear more about the Ascend Mate 3 as September rolls around, as the website alleges that will be when Huawei officially reveals the handset.
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