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.
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.