Improved specs and full compatibility with T-Mobile and AT&T LTE networks
Huawei is on stage at CES where CEO Richard Yu has just announced the Ascend Mate 2 4G. Building on the original Ascend Mate, which was announced at CES 2013, the new Ascend Mate 2 4G sticks with the same 6.1-inch screen size but steps up the internals considerably.
Most notably of course is the addition of LTE, which will be available in devices worldwide, including the AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the states. Backing up the new connection is a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928), 2GB of RAM, 802.11ac and Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0. On the camera front, Huawei is continuing a focus on imaging with a 5MP front-facing unit, and a 13MP Sony BSI sensor in the back.
Focusing on battery life and usage, Huawei claims the Ascend Mate 2 4G is capable of two full days of continuous use, packing a 4050mAh lithium-polymer battery. The device can even act as a charger for other devices — just like an external battery pack — using a MicroUSB cable.
On the software front, Huawei is iterating its Emotion UI with a simpler design, new one-handed features for larger devices and even more options for controlling apps, calls and social networking.
We're still getting through the presser here in Las Vegas, and we'll be updating with additional specs as they become available.