The spec sheet of the device confirms useful info such as microSD card expansion, support for European and US 3G bands, and a massive 1950 battery, leaving the device possibly slightly better equipped than the similarly specified HTC 8S.
CNET however spoke to Huawei product manager Richard Bhudhikanok, who suggested something altogether more interesting may be on the way.
He said that the company is working on a WP8 handset that will be similar to the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate (mocked up right), though he could not say when or where this would be ready. Given that Huawei senior vice president Richard Yu statement that two more "innovative" devices will be announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, CNET suggests we may see the device there.
The Ascend Mate features a 720p screen, 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 4050 mAh battery, 8 GB flash storage, 8.1 megapixel camera and is water resistant with a super-sensitive touch screen
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