Huawei Ascend Mate2 smartphone now available for pre-order in US

Huawei's Ascend Mate2 smartphone, featuring a 6.1-inch screen, is available for pre-sale direct to consumers, with a $299 price tag.

Published Thu, Jun 12 2014 5:50 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei opened up its Ascend Mate2 4G LTE smartphone device for pre-order in the United States, available at GetHuawei.com. The device will retail for $299, and consumers don't have to worry about partnering with wireless service providers.

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The Ascend Mate2 has a 6.1-inch screen (1280x720), 1.6GHz CPU, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Huawei chose Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to run the phone.

"This year, Huawei is ready to challenge the status quo by delivering premium experiences, well-made and well-priced devices in a totally new way," said Zhiqiang Xu, Huawei Devices USA President, in a statement.

The U.S. smartphone market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, but Huawei - the No. 3 smartphone manufacturer in the world - could battle for market share in the extremely lucrative market. Consumers might still choose the Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5, but this could prove to be a great marketing tool for future efforts.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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