Huawei Ascend Mate 2 gets snapped again

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 gets snapped again
The sequel to the Huawei Ascend Mate, the appropriately named Huawei Ascend Mate 2, is expected to be unveiled at CES in a matter of days. The Ascend Mate 2 was recently the subject of some photographs that caught the huge handset in some candid poses. Hey, there was a time when the Ascend Mate was the largest screened smartphone at 6.1 inches. But the Sony Xperia Z Ultra now wears the crown at 6.4 inches. And lest you think that Huawei felt the sting of losing this record like a gloved hand from Sony striking them across the face, forget it. The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 offers the same-sized screen as the original.

OK, surely the China based OEM decided to spring for a higher resolution panel like 1080 x 1920 FHD glass instead of the 720 x 1280 resolution panel that the original Ascend Mate offered, right? Uh, wrong. Still weighing in at a resolution of 720 x 1280, the Ascend Mate 2 shares its predecessor's rather uninspiring pixel density of 241ppi. Some of the change in the sequel happens to be in the dimensions as the new model is thinner and shorter.

The Ascend Mate 2 will continue to feature some home grown silicon in the form of the quad-core 1.6GHz Huawei Kirin 910 processor. That replaces the quad-core 1.5GHz K3V2 used on the original model. 2GB of RAM remains on board and the back and front snappers come in at 13MP and 5MP respectively. That is an upgrade from the 8MP camera that adorned the back of the original unit. Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed.

We expect to see the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 receive a proper introduction at CES. Right now though, we have some new photos of the device for you to stare at below.


source: EngadgetChina (translated) via Engadget

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11 Comments

10. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Huawei must be living in a different planet if this is true. Come on, 720p display for 2014? The 240 ppi was already bad last year, they must have really bad eye vision at Huawei headquarters..

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Scree is really a very big disappointment for me....... I had hoped they will increase the resolution to FullHd, if not to QHD......... Most of phones next year will come with QHD, and midrange phones will be ruled by FullHd phone............

8. DKMDROID

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Ok so a screen this size with a resolution like that is a no no for me the only bright side is that it wont be so taxing on the GPU itself

6. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

This should have been named The Huawei Ascend Mate 1.2

5. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

This is a weak upgrade, really

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not much of an upgrade from the first gen Mate. Oh well, better wait for the Ascend P7.

7. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Maybe they will call it P5 (they called the P6 P6 because it's thickness). (Means that the P5 is thinner.)

2. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Completely uninspiring, lack luster even.

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I wonder who buys huawei phones (excluding the people of china). I think all of us here settle for either Samsung or Lg or HTC or sony or nokia or ASUS or maybe even apple but not huawei.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What do you mean "all of us"? Fyi, Huawei is not a cheap Chinese company that makes clone phones, Huawei is a Chinese company that makes premium phones. And we don't look at how good a phone is by judging the brand, if a phone has good quality, good specs, nice to use then we don't care what brand it is. As long as it's not some cheap clone company then we're okay with it.

11. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, I've tried older Huawei and Ascend P6. Older was POS, but Ascend P6 was really good, though software needs improvement and processor was old fashioned. But really good looking and well-made phone, good value as well. Huawei is not yet as "refined" as let's say Samsung or Sony, but they are closing the gap fast. They have pretty good thing going on.

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