Spotted: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Phablet


At the launch of the Huawei Ascend G6 and opening of their Concept Store, we happened upon Huawei Country Manager Charles Wu who showed us what mega phablet he was holding – it was the Huawei Ascend Mate 2.


Quick look at the Ascend Mate 2's Specs - Click to View
Dimensions: 161 x 84.7 x 9.5mm, 202 g
Display: 6.1″ eHD (1280 x 720) IPS display, 241ppi
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400; quad-core Cortex-A7 at 1.6GHz, Adreno 306 GPU, 2GB RAM
OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Camera: 13 MP, HDR, autofocus, LED flash, 5 MP front-facing
Video camera: 1080p video capture @ 30fps
Storage: 16GB built-in, microSD card slot with support of up to 64GB
Connectivity: A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n, USB Host, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Battery: 4,050 mAh
Misc: FM Radio, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
Colors: Crystal Black, Pure White


But according to Charles Wu, they may not release the Ascend Mate 2 in the Philippines and instead move ahead with the Ascend Mate 3.

Wu was also sporting a wearable device – the Huawei TalkBand B1. What’s not obvious about this nifty tracking activity watch is that the watch itself is a Bluetooth earpiece! Sadly, the TalkBand has not yet been locally launched.

The Huawei TalkBand B1 features wireless calling and daily activity tracking on-the-go. It has a Bluetooth™ 4.1 wireless earpiece, enabling up to seven hours of continuous calling with a 1.4-inch flexible OLED display. It is designed to support wireless calling on both Android 2.3+ and iOS 5.0+ compatible devices, and syncs effortlessly via NFC. HUAWEI TalkBand B1 monitors steps taken, miles covered and calories burned to maintain fitness, and its 90 mAh battery lasts six days without the need to recharge.

Photo below is from fellow blogger Raffy Pedrajita, who covered the Huawei Ascend G6 launch and Concept Store opening and with me.

You can see what else Huawei unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2014 here.

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You may also wish to check out the launch of the Huawei Ascend G6, where the Ascend Mate 2 and TalkBand and Jasmine Curtis were spotted. 


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for