Huawei launches the Ascend Mate 2 LTE in the US for $299, alongside its own online store

Huawei today launched its very own US-centric online shop - - which, for the beginning, is selling just one smartphone, plus several accessories. The smartphone is the huge 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2 LTE - we knew since April that this would reach US soil at some point.

While the Ascend Mate 2 isn’t a high-end handset, Huawei is trying to attract consumers with its price: $299.99, unlocked (that’s significantly lower that the handset’s initial price for the Chinese market). But it’s not just the price that may lure customers. Those who pre-order the new Ascend Mate before June 22 will get a protective case, and “a SIM card with a free month of service.” While this isn’t specified, it seems that you can choose what US carrier will provide cellular and data service for that month. Another bonus offered for a limited time gets you 20GB of free lifetime storage space on Bitcasa.

The 6.1-inch screen of the Ascend Mate 2 LTE is an IPS one with 720 x 1,280 pixels - not the highest resolution out there, but, as we said, this isn’t a high-end device. Other features include Android 4.3 with Emotion UI, 5MP front-facing camera with “panorama selfie” mode, 13MP rear camera, quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. The US variant of the Mate 2 comes with a 3,900 mAh battery that can charge other devices (with an AF16 cable accessory). More details about the Ascend Mate 2 LTE are available at the first source link below - where you can also order the device.

All in all, Huawei says that the Mate 2 LTE is “the no-compromise, go-everywhere, do-everything, money-saving, fun-having, memory-making smartphone you’ve been waiting for.” Is it? You tell us in the comments! 

sources: GetHuawei, PRNewsWire

Related phones

Ascend Mate 2 4G
  • Display 6.1 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3900 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Huawei Emotion UI


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