The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 saw the light of day a few days ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas and already has a price on its head. Courtesy of Huawei online shop Vmall the device can be had for CNY2,688, which is the equivalent of around $445.
The device packs a massive 6.1" display of 720p resolution, quad-core 1.6 GHz Hisilicon V9R1, 3G, 2 gigs of RAM, Emotion UI 2.0-ed Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and a 5 MP/13 MP front and back camera capabilities. There's also a quad-core 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 variant that packs LTE connectivity but it's for outside of China.
The built in memory is 16 GB but is expandable through an microSD card slot. The Ascend Mate 2 has a nifty trick up its sleeve - a 4,050 mAh battery that not only acts as a main power supply but can also charge external devices.
There's no world on global availability yet but word is Huawei intends to bring the Ascend Mate 2 stateside after it finds local carriers to collaborate with.
You can find our hands-on with the Ascend Mate 2 here.
Seriously people? if you are bashing Huawei simply because its a Chinese company, you have some serious issues which I'm not going into detail of. On top of that all phones, electronics now days are probably made in China from the same production lin...
Same price than the first gen but bad news if they make the distinction with the 4G version that will must be another price range (100$ more ?)
This is 3G too. LTE version is not released yet.