Huawei’s new Ascend Mate 2 smartphone can charge other mobile devices

Posted on Jan 7 2014 - 7:30am by Valerie Richardson

Huawei Ascend Mate 2Huawei has just unveiled the Ascend Mate 2 phablet which was leaked in detail last week. Despite being low on specs, the tablet does manage to stand out from the crowd unlike other phablets in the market today. The smartphone packs a massive 4,050 mAh battery which is capable of charging other phones, through an external cable. That’s an excellent feature to have as the phone will basically act as an external battery pack for other mobile devices. Ironically, the CEO of Huawei demonstrated this feature by charging an iPhone.

Despite Huawei’s alleged exit from the American market, it is being said that the smartphone will be made available in the U.S. through a major carrier like AT&T. Although we’ve not had the carrier confirming this report, it makes sense given that AT&T already sells low cost phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Mega in the U.S.

The Ascend Mate 2 sports a 6.1 inch 720p display, a 13MP camera with a 5MP front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 4G LTE and Android 4.3 with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0. The Chinese variant of the Ascend Mate 2 will feature Huawei’s custom quad core HiSilicon ARM Cortex-A9 based chipset while the global variants will sport the quad core Qualcomm MSM8928 or the Snapdragon 400 chip. Despite its size, the smartphone is only 9.5mm in thickness but weighs a whopping 202 grams. We can expect the smartphone to launch in global markets, including the U.S. by March with pricing information yet to be disclosed.

Via: Engadget

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