CES 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has enough battery life for two phones

CES 2014: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has enough battery life for two phonesWe've been mulling over the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 for quite a while now, so well done Huawei for finally putting us out of our misery and making it official this week at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

And while extensive leakage means there isn't much surprise in terms of hardware, there is an interesting feature on the software side that sees the Ascend Mate 2 very much live up to its title.

It's called reverse charging, and it's a new bit of Huawei wizardry that allows you to use the Ascend Mate 2 to charge other handsets.

It should have the juice to do so too, since the mammoth 4050mAh battery is rated for a full two days of talk time. So when your buddies' lesser charged phones give up the ghost you can be a, ahem, mate and help them out.

Huawei also promises the Ascend Mate 2 has the best LTE performance of any smartphone, and is compatible with the new wave of LTE-Advanced networks emerging in the Far East.

That would be LTE performance, not performance in general, as the Huawei Mate 2's specs are far from high end. The massive 6.1in display is only a 720p IPS panel, while the (unspecified at this stage) Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coasts along at a good but unspectacular 1.6GHz.

The 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and 13MP/5MP camera combo are decent enough, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is topped with Huawei's Emotion 2.0 UI.

We'll hopefully be getting the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 in the UK in due course, but the details have yet to be revealed.

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