IFA 2014: Supersized Huawei Ascend Mate 7 arrives with iPhone rivalling finger scanner

Hauwei has actually announced 4 brand-new handsets at IFA 2014 in Berlin, and the leading light of the line up is the Ascend Mate 7.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is another huge handset from the Chinese company, but the inclusion of the number 7 in the name is a little confusing. This is not really a 7-inch tablet, rather a 6-inch, complete HD phablet.

Under the hood sits a powerful octa-core Kirin 825 processor (consisting of 4 x A15 1.8 GHz chips and 4 x A7 1.3 GHz chips), stuffed into a body which is a slender 7.9 mm thick.

You likewise get a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front cam, 4100mAh battery, FELINE 6 LTE (supplying information speeds of as much as 300Mbps) and a finger print scanner on the back.

The fingerprint scanner is fascinating, as unlike the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max, you do not need to move your finger over it.

It instead works in a comparable method to TouchID on the iPhone 5S, permitting you to come at it from any angle with a simple touch of your digit. Its placement on the back is not really the best, but it’s definitely an appealing development.

Ready to Ascend?

It’s not just the Mate 7 that Huawei is offering us though. The Huawei Ascend G7 is a mid-range, all metal device boasting a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1.2 GHz quad-core 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP video camera and 5MP front snapper.

Like the Mate 7, the Ascend G7 showcases Huawei’s new Android overlay – Emotion UI 3.0 – over the top of KitKat, while you likewise get FELINE 4 LTE, a 3000mAh battery and 32GB of internal storage (however no microSD slot).

Then we’ve the Huawei Ascend Y550 and Ascend G620S – two lower specification (and low expense) gadgets both sporting Emotion UI 2.3 over the top of Android KitKat.

The entry level Y550 has a 4.5-inch display, 64-bit quad-core processor, 5MP rear cam, 2MP front cam, 4GB of storage, microSD slot and a 2000mAh battery.

You’ll find the same processor inside the Ascend G620S, plus an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front alternative, 5-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot.

The Ascend Mate 7, Y550 and G620S will certainly land in stores in October, while the Ascend G7 is due for release in November.