The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been officially unveiled at CES 2014, with the second-generation phablet lining up with a claimed two day battery life.
A direct follow-on to last year’s Huawei Ascend Mate, the new Mate 2 features a refined form factor and a minimally improved specs sheet in a bid to closer rival the market leading Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
“We hope that with this phone you can experience the full power of Mate,” Richard Yu, Huawei’s CEO said in unveiling the handset. He added: “We hope that this phone is more intuitive and has a better handling design.”
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Features
While screen resolution and processor clock speeds usually top the specs sheets in high-end smartphone battles, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2’s battery life looks set to steal the show.
“The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will provide more than two days of uninterrupted performance,” Yu has claimed. He added: “We can guarantee that our phones have 30 per cent lower power consumption that our competitors.”
Packing a 4050mAh Lithium-polymer battery, the Mate 2 will not only reportedly boast a two day staying power, but offers reverse charging.
Letting you utilise the Mate 2’s extensive power supply, the phone will be able to be used to charge other handsets, such as the iPhone 5S.
Away from the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 battery life, the phone’s spec sheet will see a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor thrown into the mix alongside Cat4 LTE connectivity options.
Building on last year’s Huawei Ascend P6 launch, Huawei has confirmed that the Mate 2 will boast a 5-megapixel f/2.4 forward-facing camera for improved selfies. Around the back, a 13-megapixel Sony snapper is integrated for high-end shots.
Powered by Google’s Android OS, the Mate 2, runs Huawei’s latest Emotion 2.0 user interface.
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Release Date and Price
Although the phone is now official following a number of premature outings, the manufacturer has yet to offer any details around when we can expect the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 to hit the UK, or indeed how much it will cost.
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