It was rumored that Chinese manufacturer Huawei might unveil a new smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, and the company has come through. Today it launched the Ascend Mate2 4G, which touts a 6.1-inch IPS display, 4G LTE compatibility, a big 4,050mAh battery, which actually happens to be the largest in the industry, and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. The company claims Ascend Mate2 4G is ideal for watching six downloaded movies or listening up to 100 hours of music on a single charge. Under the hood, there’s a Qualcomm MSM8928 A9 1.6GHz quadcore processor.
Only 9.5mm slim, the company says Ascend Mate2 4G has the “best handling design” with its slim bottom edge, curved shape which makes it comfortable to hold and the best claimed screen-to-body ratio, 79 percent as opposed to 76 and 62 percent on Galaxy Note 3 and iPhone 5s respectively. It supports all mobile networks and offers 2.4G/5GHz dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and 4G hotspot as well as bluetooth 4.0.
The company also touts its patented power saving technology which makes the smartphone 30 percent more efficient than other smartphones in its class. The 5 megapixel front facing camera with vertical panorama and Auto Face Enhancement hopes to create a “fun-filled selfie experience,” while the 13 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture will enable users to capture high quality photos even in low light conditions. Huawei hasn’t announced price or availability as yet, but has confirmed that the Ascend Mate2 4G will make it to the U.S. at some point in 2014.