Huawei devices arrived in the US a while back; however, the only way to get one of them was through carriers or third-party retailers. Starting today, potential Huawei customers can choose one more option to shop for Huawei phones as the Chinese manufacturer opened its first online store in the US. The very first device to be sold in the store is the massive 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2 which was launched in unlocked flavor and without contract. The phablet can be pre-ordered at GetHuawei.com for an affordable price of $299.
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.
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.
The original Huawei Ascend Mate was introduced at CES in January this year and at the time of its announcement inspired a few “ahs” and “ohs” mainly thanks to its gigantic display. We are a little over six weeks away from CES 2014 and it looks like Huawei is getting ready to announce the Ascend Mate’s successor, known as the Ascend Mate 2. Since August we have been aware that Huawei had a new phone in the works, however, we knew nothing but the screen size. Now the device was caught on camera and the photos along with leaked specs started making the rounds.