The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been spotted in benchmark testing, and may not be what some had hoped for. The mid-range score hints at a very capable device, but also could mean some lower-end specs than Android fans were hoping for.

Scoring a 22,345 on AnTuTu, the Ascend Mate 2 doesn’t seem to have a powerhouse processor like the Snapdragon 800. Scores for that processor are routinely near the 30,000 mark. gSM Insider believes the new Huawei device will run a Hisilicon K3V2E chipset, or the successor to it. Without specs to back that claim up, we’re on the fence about which chipset it could be.

While not a total let-down, it’s not the high-end device many had hoped it would be. The original Ascend Mate was a solid offering, but not on par with its peer devices. The Ascend Mate left a lot for its successor to build on, but it seems to have fallen short.

While a benchmark is only part of the story, it doesn’t seem like the Ascend Mate 2 will grab our attention. A low score at this juncture means they’ve likely settled on hardware. While it will certainly be a solid device, the Ascend Mate middle-of-the-road lineage may be firmly cemented with another turn at mediocrity.


  1. For the price it scored great numbers.
    Newest doesn’t always have to mean the fastest and the greatest. The device is what 600 and change compared to the 800-1000 for an Iphone 5S and the Note 3 being 800+.

    I would take the larger screen and android platform any day of the week.


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