Those in the UK with extra cash and huge pockets now have another handset to choose from - as Vodafone UK announced on Thursday that it is exclusively offering the Huawei Ascend Mate.

The carrier originally revealed earlier this month that it would release the mammoth 6.1-inch phablet in July, but it did not provide any other launch specifics for the Jelly Bean smartphone. With today's announcement came news about pricing.

The Huawei Ascend Mate is free at Vodafone UK with a £29 a month plan that includes 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of data for pay monthly customers and £300 for pay-as-you-go customers. It's now available to buy on Vodafone's website.

Read: Huawei Ascend Mate review

Check out Pocket-lint's review for a closer look at the Ascend Mate. It notably has super-sized 6.1-inch HD display, 1.5GHz quad core processor and much more. We liked it straight out of the box and thought the brilliance of the phone in general earned some respect.