Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE now available for pre-order with 6.1-inch display, $299 priceAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Huawei first introduced us to the Ascend Mate2 4G LTE back at CES in January. However, the company was fairly tight-lipped about the device’s pricing and availability info. That’s finally changing today, and the good news is that Huawei has decided to bring its new phone stateside.
The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE is the newest phablet in Huawei’s lineup, sporting a 6.1-inch display with a resolution of 720p. Since its got a beefy body, Huawei was able to cram an equally beefy battery into the Ascend Mate2, giving it a 3900mAh juice pack. The entirety of the Ascend Mate2’s spec list looks like this:
- 6.1-inch 720p IPS display
- 1.6GHz quad-core processor
- 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture
- 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with wide-angle lens
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of built-in storage
- microSD slot with support for cards up to 32GB in size
- 3900mAh battery
- Cat. 4 LTE connectivity
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running beneath Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 Lite
- 161 x 84.7 x 9.5mm
In addition to those regular specs, Huawei has included a few special goodies that take advantage of the Ascend Mate2’s large size. Those include a One-Hand UI for easy one-handed use and Windows On Windows for anytime access to features like messages, notes, calculator and calendar.
Huawei says that the Ascend Mate2 4G LTE is available for pre-order today from GetHuawei.com, the company’s new U.S.-focused website. The site offers devices as well as special offers and premium services. The Ascend Mate2 is priced at $299 unlocked, and anyone that pre-orders between now and June 22 will receive a SIM card with a free month of service and a case for their shiny new smartphone.
Huawei has offered several high-end Android phones in the past, but we haven’t really ever seen them in the U.S. The company is looking to change that with the Ascend Mate2, and its strategy of offering the phone straight to consumers through GetHuawei.com seems like a good idea. Now Huawei just has to get the word out and back its new phone and website up with advertising, which is easier said than done.
At a price of just $299 unlocked, are you interest in the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate2 4G LTE?