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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