Huawei has unveiled a smartphone with the largest screen in the world, the Huawei Ascend Mate, at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The phone goes to sale in China next month.

The Ascend Mate features a huge 6.1-inch HD display, a 1.5 GHz Hi-Silicon quad-core processor, a 4050 mAh battery, and comes with Huawei’s proprietary Quick Power Control (QPC) and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX)  technologies.

The Ascend Mate has a screen-to-body ratio of 73 per cent – the highest in the industry. The 6.1-inch HD IPS+ LCD screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720, and ‘Magic Touch’ which provides enhanced screen responsiveness even with gloves. 

Operating on Android 4.1 and featuring an 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera with HDR and 1.0-megapixel HD front-facing camera, the Ascend Mate also provides dual MIC noise reduction technology, Dolby sound system and stereo recording. The phone also features an Augmented Reality navigation application, ‘smart reading’ functionality allowing quick reference to dictionaries, Wikipedia and Google Search pages, and ‘swift sharing’ to upload pictures, videos and other files two- to three-times faster than other smartphone users in a Wi-Fi environment.