Confirming rumors about a successor to the Ascend Mate phablet in the making, Huawei has launched the Ascent Mate 2 4G phablet at CES 2014. This is a 6.1-inch phablet which comes with 4G LTE support as is evident from its name.
Talking about the features, the Ascend Mate 2 4G flaunts a 6.1-inch HD (720p) IPS display. For this phablet the company has dumped its in-house chipset and gone in favor of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 processor with quad-core Cortex-A7 ticking at 1.6GHz with Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB RAM. In addition to that, the phablet has 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 64GB using a microSD card.
The Ascend Mate 2 4G sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD recording, and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. Wireless connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS/A-GPS+GLONASS support. The phablet has been launched with a 4,050mAh battery, however the company has mentioned that the actual battery size may vary between regions.
It runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box, with the company’s Emotion UI 2.0 topping it.
It will be interesting to see how the company will price this device, considering that it will be up against the vendors like Micromax and Gionee in India as well as others like Nokia and Samsung, which have recently announced the Lumia 1320 and the Galaxy Grand 2 phablets in the market.