Huawei today introduced its own online shop that is US-centric online shop, go to “GetHuawei.com” and there you are. Presently it has offered for sale only one smartphone and several accessories. It is Ascend Mate 2 LTE a huge 6.1-inch handset. Well this was the expectation of the company to reach to the US markets.
Ascend Mate 2 is an economical handset and not a high-end device and Huawei may attract the consumers by the price; $299.99, unlocked. This is much lower price than what it was for the Chinese market. Besides the price, there are other incentives as well given to the customers. They include:
· Pre-order Ascend Mate 2 LTE before June 22 and you get a protective case
· A SIM card with a free month of service. Though it is not specified but you can choose what US carrier will provide cellular and data service for that month.
· A limited time offer gets you 20GB of free lifetime storage space on Bitcasa.
Ascend Mate 2 LTE is adorned with 6.1-inch screen that is an IPS having 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution; may be not very high but enough for mid range handset. Android 4.3 operating system with Emotion UI runs the handset. It is fitted with 5MP front-facing camera with “panorama selfie” mode and a13MP rear camera. The powerful Quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM gives it a speedy performance. It has 16GB inbuilt memory and microSD card to extend the memory. Ascend Mate 2 LTE for the US markets has a 3,900 mAh battery that can charge other device.