The Mate 2 also features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion of up to 32GB, plus a pair of cameras - 5 megapixels f/2.4 on the front and 13 megapixels, f/2.0 on the back. This is all tucked inside a familiar 202g, 9.5mm-thick body, which feels rather nice given the solid frame and slightly slimmer screen bezel, though we’re not too fond of the glossiness on the white Mate 2’s removable back cover(for access to the SIM slot and microSD slot). On the software side, there’s Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 running on top of Android 4.3, so users will benefit from features optimized for single-hand usage - especially the telephone keypad that squashes itself to one side, depending on your tilt. You also get handy floating widgets like calculator, calendar, notes and messages to go on top of other apps.
Huawei has yet to provide details on pricing and availability, but you’ll hear from us as soon as we find out.