Oh how times have changed. When Huawei showed off its flagship smartphone at CES last year, it did so in a smallish conference room with some chairs in the middle and crudites and demo phones flanking the sides. This time, Huawei nabbed itself a ballroom and bisected it with a stage and a giant screen to highlight its latest and greatest giant smartphone, the Ascend Mate 2.
Maybe the company can take some of their CES budget and use it to come up with some better names.
I’m being flippant, but it’s not hard to see that this year’s Huawei is far more confident and aggressive. Sadly, that change in posture doesn’t really show in the Ascend Mate 2 hardware. Externally you’re left with a largely nondescript device: plenty of glossy plastic and shiny highlights, hardly a far cry from the unit Huawei trotted out last year. The spec sheet…
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