Huawei launched its first device Ascend Mate 2 4G into US market strongly with a price of $299.99 only. Many devices in US market comes with a carrier lock and two year contract whereas Ascend Mate 2 comes unlocked and allows the users to choose the cellular network they want to use without any contracts. This devices will be sold through new huawei website http://www.gethuawei.com and the customer service will be local.
The Ascend Mate 2 4G packs pretty impressive mid-range specs for the price.
Ascend Mate 2 will flaunt with a eye-popping 6.1 inch high definition screen and incredible screen-to-body ratio which means less plastic and more pixels. The screen comes up with the LTPS, CABC technologies with 20-30% more power efficiency and has got Gorilla glass 3 protection along with Glove touch mode option. The screen size is larger than the superphones like HTC, Samsung and LG but comes up with 720p resolution which is comparatively less for screen of this size.
Interestingly Ascend Mate 2 comes with 2 different processor choices like Qualcomm MSM 8928 dual core 1Ghz (maybe clocked higher) processor and Huawei’s own HiSilicon Quad Core Coretex-A9 1.6Ghz processor
- CPU: Qualcomm MSM8928 and Quad Cortex A7 1.6GHz (Optional)
- RAM: 2GB
- ROM: 16 GB
- External: MicroSD expandable upto 32GB
- SIM Type: Micro sim
- OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- DLNA: Yes
Huawei seems to be taken lots of influence from Samsung. Mate 2 also includes software features such as photo capture with audio and “floating window” which basically lets you to open apps on top of another. All these were introduced to the market by Samsung
- Rear: 13MP Sony BSI Auto-Focus, aperture F2.2, focal lens 28mm
- Front: 5M FF CMOS, 1.4µm sensor, 10-level auto face enhancement
- Video: 1080p video out with 30fps and DTS audio effect
- Others: Audio photo and Remote Shooting
A beefy Sony non-removable 3,900 mAh lithium polymer battery with fantastic battery life is provided with the device. Huawei didn’t skimp on the Mate 2 4G’s battery, calling it “the weekend battery” because of its Incredible Power House ability and promised 60 hours of standard use. Huawei even included alluring reverse charging feature, that allows you to charge other devices with the AF16 cable included in accessories.
- Function: 4G LTE cat4 ultra speed connectivity
- Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE/EDR
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n/ac
It is a pretty impressive device with additional features included in it like WiFi Display, WiFi Direct, Dual microphone (for noise reducing), Reverse Charging Capability. Battery backup is the alluring feature in this phone, so people who need large battery backup can opt for this device. Though the device screen size is impressive with 6.1 inch, it lacks in apt resolution to its size but this adds in efficiency of power consumption.