The Chinese company Huawei does not have much presence in the US. But now, the company is increasing its footprint there by offering its Ascend Mate 2 directly to US consumers for the first time. It is a big 6.1-inch phablet that the company had unveiled in CES 2014.

The Ascend Mate 2 is now available for pre-order and the unlocked device will be sold for $299 through the company’s new website GetHuawei.com. Customers who pre-order the handset by June 22 will get certain freebies including a SIM card with $50 of free service and a protective case with preview panel.

Apart from the ultra-large 6.1-inch 1280 x 720p IPS display screen covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the phablet has a big 3,990 mAh battery that can last for 60 hours of standard use.

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Let’s have a look at other specifications of the Ascend Mate 2:

  • 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB of built-in storage with microSD card slot to expand up to 32GB
  • 13-megapixel Sony BSI Auto-focus primary rear camera with LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens
  • 4G LTE Cat 4 high speed connectivity
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean running and Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 Lite
  • Dimensions: 161 x 84.7 x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 202g
  • Colors: Black & White

The Ascend Mate 2 smartphone is “Super Handy” and can be easily operated with one hand and also while wearing gloves. It has a “W.O.W” or “Windows on Windows” feature enabling the user to do 2 things at once due to the unique floating screens of the device. It has fast 4G LTE video streaming and a 79/21 screen to body ratio. The battery of Ascend Mate 2 is very powerful with a long life and Huawei calls it the “Weekend long Battery life”. It even has reverse charge ability and can charge other devices.

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All these features in just $299 seems like a good bargain. What say?

Check out the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 video below:

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