Huawei unleashed a sequel to the phone with the largest battery, Ascend Mate
, dubbed simply Ascend Mate 2. The 6.1" phablet carries a 720x1280 pixels display and 4050 mAh battery, like its predecessor, but is improved in much everything else.
It is thinner, at 9.5 mm, with LTPS display technology, and a faster processor, which can be either Huawei's own Hi-Silicon brand, or a Snapdragon, depending on whether you'd want LTE connectivity. The Mate 2 has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a microSD slot. On the rear we get a new 13 MP shooter, and a 5 MP one will carry your video chat sessions at the front.
All in all, an improvement over its predecessor, which had one of the best voice quality tests we've encountered, thanks to the special mics, so we'd assume the Mate 2 will shine here as well. Huawei's CEO said that it can actually charge other phones with the huge battery, and can provide two full days of battery life with normal usage, and 12 hours of continuous video playback, or, as Huawei puts it, "lasts longer than a Vegas wedding". A 4G LTE version of the phablet was mentioned to arrive stateside, with compatibility cited for AT&T and T-Mobile.