An update to the Huawei Ascend Mate
phablet has allegedly been spotted on the Sina Weibo
Chinese microblogging site
. The new images appear to show it as having a relatively similar appearance to the original, retaining the 6.1-inch 720x1280 display, but the smooth and pronounced curve on the back of the brushed metal frame appears to have been slightly flattened, possibly to minimize rolling when laid on a surface.
The Ascend Mate 2 could be shaping up to be a suitable successor, according to details picked up by Phone Arena
. Inside will be a quad-core Huawei Kirin 910 processor with 2GB of RAM, with the rear 8-megapixel camera upgraded to a 13-megapixel version, a front-facing 5-megapixel camera, and though the internal storage capacity has yet to be revealed, it is believed to be capable of accommodating a 64GB microSD card.
While a launch date for the Ascend Mate 2 is unknown, the leaked photographs and the appearance at a Chinese regulator at the start of December suggests it won't be far away, with the device likely to be shown at Mobile World Congress in February.