Huawei Ascend Mate7 Philippines Price Php 27,890, Full Specs, Release Date, Features

Huawei Ascend Mate7 - the 2014 phablet co-flagship release of the Chinese electronics giant - is set to be released in the Philippines in just a few days. For those who've long been waiting for it, the official SRP of the hybrid is Php 27,890.

Huawei Ascend Mate7

According to Huawei, "Launched at Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2014 in Berlin Germany, Huawei Mate7 is set to launch in the Philippines this [November 20, 2014]. Armed with more surprising high-end features at reasonable price, Huawei promised to delight Filipino consumers with its fastest and most compelling big-screen smartphone experience to date."

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Sporting a massive 6-inch Full HD IPS display panel underneath scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen and powered by a large 4,100 Li-Po battery pack, the Ascend Mate 7 pushes the boundaries of how large a smartphone can be while delivering good imaging performance with its 13 MegaPixel main camera and 5 MP front cam, and providing stellar gaming and overall mobile experience with its powerhouse Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 925 chipset incorporating four 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPUs plus Mali-T628 GPU.

Huawei Ascend Mate7
Unboxing: The standard retail package includes the unit itself, documentation, travel charger, microUSB cable, and standard earphones. (Photos by Android Authority)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

One of the key and unique features of this release can be found on its back panel. Huawei Mate7’s fingerprint sensor is the world’s fastest way to wake up your phone. It enables users to unlock the phone at least 80% faster than devices that use a slower sweeping recognition option. Unlike the traditional swipe-style scanner on other phones, the Mate7 uses a more convenient one-touch fingerprint sensor, placed on the sweet spot where index finger usually lands when holding the phone.

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Measuring 9.16 x 9.16 mm, the reader supports up to five sets of different fingerprint records which can be allocated to normal and guest modes, so a user can switch modes to enhance protection when securing private folders, applications, or payment information. It has a higher 508PPI ratio for enhanced reader accuracy so there's no need to swipe repeatedly before being able to unlock the device – even with wet fingers or under light rain conditions. ARM TrustZone also stores encrypted data of the fingerprint within the chipset for better protection by SecureOS, and prevents direct access by third-parties.

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7 runs Emotion UI 3.0 that's based Android 4.4 KitKat. This app-drawer-free and sleek interface reminiscent of iOS and MIUI is created by Huawei to provide a simplified and supposedly more enjoyable touch experience to consumers.

Huawei Ascend Mate7

TP Friends, the Huawei Ascend Mate7 variant that will be available in the Philippines for Php 27,890 starting this coming November 20, 2014 is equipped with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, and has Dual SIM Dual Standby capability.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Huawei Ascend Mate7
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet
Price Category High End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions157 x 81 x 7.9 mm
Weight 185 grams
Available Colors Amber Gold, Obsidian Black, Moonlight Silver
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI 3.0 skin
Display 6.0 inches (~368 ppi pixel density), 1080 x 1920 pixels, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Quad Core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A15 + Quad Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 (Octa Core) CPU, Mali-T628 GPU, HiSilicon Kirin 925 chipset
RAM Philippines: 3 GB RAM
Internal Storage Philippines: 32 GB ROM, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, 720p for front camera
Audio and Video Playback MP4, DivX, Xvid, FLV, MKV, H.264, H.263, MP3, WAV, eAAC+, Flac
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, NFC, 3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat6, 50 Mbps UL, 300 Mbps DL
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Fingerprint
Network 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28), TD-LTE 2300
SIM Card Type Dual SIM= nanoSIM + microSIM
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4,100 mAh battery
Uptime 648 Hours of Standby
Value-Added Features Large Battery, Fingerprint Sensor, Emotion UI
Announcement Philippines: November 2014
Availability Philippines: November 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 27,890

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