The Huawei Ascend Mate, by many considered a pioneer device of the phablet league, has a successor. The phone, known simply as Ascend Mate 2, was officially announced by Huawei during a press conference at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The phone will be available in the US where it will land some time in March. However, at this point it is unclear whether the Ascend Mate 2 will be offered by a carrier or in unlocked flavor. It is worth noting that the phone is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks.
Ascend Mate 2 Phablet with 4050 mAh Battery
The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 brings to the table much wanted improvements in almost all crucial areas. One thing that remained unchanged is the 720 x 1280 resolution, which, given the screen size of 6.1 inches, seems to be too modest. Well, you can’t have everything and since other specs are much more impressive, the phone should leave a positive impression.
To begin with, the Ascend Mate 2 will be available in two versions depending on the destination market, each with a different processor. One model is powered by a HiSilicon and the other by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8928, both quad-core and clocked at 1.6 GHz.
With its 6.1-inch display, the phone is huge meaning that it is power-hungry. Luckily, it is equipped accordingly. The battery is a 4050 mAh unit, which according to Huawei, is capable of delivering 12 hours of continuous video playback or up to 2 days of normal usage time.
The battery can even share power with other devices, which is a really cool functionality. This feature will turn your phone into a battery pack to share the juice with other gadgets.
Other features of the Ascend Mate 2 include 4G LTE support, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a microSD slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI.