Huawei is one Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has some exposure in the West. Most local vendors in the People’s Republic aren’t known outside the country, despite the fact that they make some of China’s best selling mobile phones. Huawei actually does a lot more than making smartphones, but it has evidently been focusing quite a lot on that side of the business in the past few years. The company’s latest creations, the Ascend Mate 2 and Ascend P6S are expected to be released in China later this month.
The Ascend Mate 2 was launched with much pomp and substance at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 last week in Las Vegas. This smartphone touts impressive specifications and a handful of amazing features. Rumors coming in from China suggest that it will cost 2988 RMB in the country, that’s roughly $493. Huawei Ascend P6S wasn’t showcased at CES 2014, however it does have the same 1.6GHz Hsilicon quadcore processor as the Mate 2. It is expected to cost 2288 RMB or $378. Huawei is expected to release both smartphones before the Chinese New Year, which kicks off on January 31st. The company has said that it has plans to bring its latest smartphone to the U.S., but that might take a few months. So if you’re interested in its latest smartphones, you will have to import them from China.