Huawei is known for making phones that tend to have very favorable specs to the price ratio. One of its latest phablets, the Ascend Mate 2, is no different in this respect. If it managed to catch your eye then we have good news for you. Earlier this month the Chinese company confirmed that it was preparing its big boy for a launch in the US. No concrete dates were given but it appears like we won’t have to wait that long. The Ascend Mate 2 has just passed the FCC and by the looks of it, will arrive on our soil soon with LTE bands compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.
6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE Phablet
The model that paid a visit to the FCC has LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 17 which are a match with AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 4G LTE networks. Neither of the carriers confirmed, or denied for that matter, theirs plans to sell the Ascend Mate 2. It seems unlikely that the carriers will offer the phone through theirs stores, though. It’s more probable that it will be available unlocked through Huawei’s online store only and third-party vendors.
Price for the US market hasn’t been revealed yet. In China the phablet costs about $445 and we should expect more or less the same price here. Obviously, it’s not going to be the cheapest smartphone you can get, but $450 is a reasonable price to pay, especially considering phone’s specs.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has a few features worth commenting on. For starters, the handset comes with a massive 4,050 mAh battery which according to the manufacturer is able to provide up to 24 hours of talk time. Moreover, thanks to a Reverse Charging ability the phone can serve as a charger for other devices.
Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, the device sports a huge 6.1-inch display with a 720p resolution. On the back sits a 13-megapixel camera, while a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with a “panorama selfie” mode is located on the front. Other features include LTE Cat 4, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable internal memory. At the moment the Ascend Mate 2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, however, users can expect update to 4.4 KitKat by the end of this year.
source: Android Guys