CES 2014 : Hauwei Ascend mate 2 goes official with 6.1 inch screen (All you need to know)

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Huawei has just announced the Ascend Mate 2 4G. Building on the original Ascend Mate which was only seen some few months back in Nigeria after it was announced at  CES 2013, the new Ascend Mate 2 4G sticks with the same 6.1-inch screen size but steps up the specs sheet considerably.
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Most notably of course is the addition of 4G/LTE which is becoming a big deal lately in phones. Backing up the new connection is a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928), 2GB of RAM, 802.11ac and Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0. On the camera front, Huawei Ascend Mate 2 spots a 5MP front-facing unit, and a 13MP Sony BSI sensor in the back.

Focusing on battery life and usage, Huawei claims the Ascend Mate 2 4G is capable of two full days of continuous use, packing a 4050mAh lithium-polymer battery. The device can even act as a charger for other devices — just like an external battery pack — using a MicroUSB cable.

On the software front, Huawei is iterating its Emotion UI with a simpler design, new one-handed features for larger devices and even more options for controlling apps, calls and social networking.
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Here is the official press release from Huawei

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a
leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today launched
the HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The 4G LTE – enabled smartphone is Huawei’s new Super performer that gives people around the world more
power and a bigger screen to seize opportunities at every moment. With its 6.1-inch IPS screen, long-lasting 4050 mAh[1] battery, and 5-megapixel
front-facing camera, HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G is perfect for enjoying more non-stop entertainment and has enough power to watch six downloaded
movies or listen to up to 100 hours of music on a single charge.
“With HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G, we are bringing
the benefits and convenience of super Fast connectivity to people everywhere,” said Colin Giles, Executive Vice President, Huawei Consumer
Business Group. “HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G is power-packed for the mobile generation who want non-stop entertainment on the go, such as the
ability to snap and download photo albums in seconds or use their smartphone as their mobile
office.”HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G features a powerful quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and a long-lasting
4050 mAh battery to enjoy a half-day of Web surfing on a single charge. The smartphone features unique power saving technology that improves performance by more than 30% compared to other smartphones in its class. HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G is 9.5mm slim and its stylish shape and
ergonomic casing lets the phone fit comfortably in the palm of the hand. HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G comes with Huawei ‘s proprietary Emotion UI 2.0.[2] The intuitive user interface features Huawei’s One-Hand UI to enable
single-handed operation, made easier with Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G’s 79% screen-to-body ratio. It’s Floating Window function gives multi-taskers
access to notes, messages, calendar and calculator at any time, and Huawei’s Simple UI aids easy customization, perfect for those who like to keep
their homescreen simple. Ensuring convenient use at all times, the smartphone’s Gloves Mode functionality supports use when wearing gloves and
Driving Mode enables voice activation when on the road.
At 6.1-inches, HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G’s large screen is ideal for viewing documents, watching movies or browsing pictures. Spontaneously snap
and view photos with HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G’s 13-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera featuring 2.0 aperture, enabling crystal clear and professional-
quality photos, whatever the occasion. Turn the smartphone around and HUAWEI Ascend Mate2
4G’s 5-megapixel front-facing camera, with vertical panorama and Auto Face Enhancement, broadens pictorial horizons to create a fun-filled
‘selfie’ experience.
To keep up with today’s around-the-clock lifestyle, HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G offers ubiquitous connection. Whether at your desk, on the road, or
at home, HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4G’s lightning Fast LTE Cat4 connectivity enables movie downloads in minutes or work file uploads in a flash, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Across its range of accompanying connectivity options including WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 4Goffers all-round support. To add more color and fun to HUAWEI Ascend
Mate2 4G, additional accessories including a Bluetooth earphone, stylish flip cover and colorful
external battery packs, are available for purchase.

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