Huawei Ascend Mate 2 certified in China with two variants on the way

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 certified in China with two variants on the way
The Huawei Ascend Mate was larger than life when word of the 6.1 inch Android phone first broke. At the time, it was the largest screened phone in the industry (a distinction now earned by the 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra) and also offered a massive 4050mAh battery shoehorned inside the device. Now, the sequel to the device, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, has been certified in China.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is going to stick with the same 6.1 inch, 720 x 1280 screen as seen on the original,That is bound to be a major disappointment to many. We're sure that it wasn't the size that let down Huawei fans, but the resolution as many were hoping to see a 1080 x 1920 resolution panel for the new Ascend Mate 2. A few weeks ago, we told you what the likely specs would be for the Ascend Mate 2 following its ride on a benchmark test. And apparently more disappointing news was revealed.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will not have an octa-core processor, holding the line at a home grown, quad-core Huawei Kirin 910 CPU. 2GB of RAM is on board and while the amount of native storage on the device is a question mark at this point, Huawei is equipping the handset with a 64GB capacity microSD slot. The MIIT, where the new model received its certification, is the Chinese version of the FCC. And in the process of getting certified, it was revealed that there are two different variants of the Ascend Mate 2. Both will feature a 13MP rear-facing snapper with a 5MP shooter up front.

The Huawei MT2-C00 is the variant for China Telecom and Huawei MT2-U071 is the variant for China Unicom. You can check out some images of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 in the slideshow below.


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source: GSMInsider

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2 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

All these devices being announced these days seem to have similar design styles. Not necessarily a bad design, but would be better to have a refreshing new design to these handsets.

2. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

the thing about first Mate was, its processor was terrible. certain apps and games tend to crashed. the only positive things are the nice screen and excellent battery. the rest of the specs are pretty much OK. this has made many potential buyers bought the Mega 6.3, or add a bit of money for Note 2. at the time of launch, Mate and Mega 6.3 was having the same price tag, which was around 460 USD. and currently, the Mate can be bought at a mere 300 USD, while Mega 6.3 cost 100 USD more than Mate. and to make matter worse, the old-yet-still-strong Note 2 is now selling around the same price as Mega 6.3 and Mate when they were launched initially. really hope that Huawei improve the next generation Mate, or else it will fall into the shadows of Lenovo and Alcatel.

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