Huawei's huge Ascend Mate2 4G phablet has just been made official at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. The smartphone's specs sheet leaked a while ago and the official announcement seems to confirm all that's been rumored.
Unfortunately, the Chinese handset maker did not disclose any details on the Ascend Mate2 4G price tag and availability. However, we do know that it comes with LTE technology that supports both T-Mobile and AT&T carriers in the United States.
The phablet is said to ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system and Emotion UI 2.0 on top. The Ascend Mate2 4G's main strong point is the fact that it comes equipped with LTE Cat4 support that offers download speeds of up to 150Mbps.
Another highlight of the handset and the reason that it's been included in the phablet category is the extra-large 6.1-inch HD (720p) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
According to Huawei, the phone's humongous 4050 mAh Li-Polymer battery should provide up to 60 hours of “normal use” or up to 100 hours of music playback on a single charge.
Hardware-wise, the smartphone comes equipped with a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Last but not least, the Ascend Mate2 4G boasts an enhanced 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, as well as a secondary 5-megapixel camera in the front.
“With HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G, we are bringing the benefits and convenience of superfast connectivity to people everywhere.
“HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G is power-packed for the mobile generation who want non-stop entertainment on the go, such as the ability to snap and download photo albums in seconds or use their smartphone as their mobile office,” said Colin Giles, executive vice president, Huawei Consumer Business Group.