Huawei's Ascend Mate 2 4G phablet to reach US shores

Huawei tipped us that its working on a US online shop, which will initially sell the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G. The launch date remains obscured, but the phablet is fully presented, and interested customers can sign up for a newsletter. The Chinese vendor is touting the Mate 2's LTE Cat4 support (up to 150Mbps downlink), which should make streaming and downloading files a breeze in compatible networks. 

In addition, the 3900mAh battery is supposed to give users 60 hours of standard usage, which is a rather stretchy metric by itself. But Huawei must be rather confident in the phone's economical power usage, as it offers Reverse Charging - a function to charge another device from it through a micro-USB to micro-USB cable.

The 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2 was announced at this year's CES in Las Vegas. You can check out our hands-on with the phablet here. Its price in China is a reasonable $445, and we assume that the Mate 2 will sell unlocked in the US, unless Huawei has found a carrier willing to subsidize it. 

This doesn't seem very likely, as the company is entangled in a two-sided spying argument with the government, which has shrouded its stateside position in controversy. US companies are currently forbidden from using Huawei-made communications equipment, but at least the company isn't banned from selling smartphones.

source: Huawei

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Ascend Mate 2 4G
  • Display 6.1" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3900 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. kent.carandang

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

It will be a good start for Huawei, but Im thinking about the US government, it will ban the product because smartphones are source also of communication. The US will think that smartphones of Huawei have chips to connect in terrorist in China!

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Galaxy note 2 killer.. LOL

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

April fools right?

4. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I don't think so; this is more serious news.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is selling for 299.00, unlocked, at Huawei's website...

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