Huawei has officially announced the Ascend Mate 2 4G. The phablet retains the 6.1-inch 720p display, but adds improved chipset, camera and more built-in storage. The Ascend Mate 2 is powered by a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor along with 2GB of RAM. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with custom Emotion UI 2.0.
The Ascend Mate 2 4G has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0, 28mm lens, Sony sensor and 1080p video recording. The phablet has a 5MP, f/2.4 front-facing camera with 1.4µm pixels. The Ascend Mate 2 4G has 16GB built-in storage, and supports microSD for additional storage.
There's a 4,050 mAh battery to power the device. For connectivity, the phablet supports 4G, with does up to 150Mbps downlink. The new Ascend Mate 2 is 9.5mm thick, slimmer than its predecessor that measures 9.9mm.
Huawei had launched the original Ascend Mate last year. The Ascend Mate features 6.1-inch display, 8MP rear camera and 1MP front camera, and 8 GB built-in storage. The Ascend Mate secured 3.5 out of 5 ratings in our detailed review, with its lacklustre camera and form factor being main cons.
The new Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is evidently a major upgrade from the original Mate. So far, there's no word on the pricing and availability of the smartphone. In the meanwhile, check out below the first promo video for the Ascend Mate 2 4G: