Chinese smartphone maker Huawei apparently hasn't lost its desire for the U.S. smartphone market yet.
The company, which recently said that it would abandon its U.S. operations amid accusations of spying, announced its Ascend Mate 2 4G smartphone at a press event Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The new device, which runs on Android 4.3, has some unique features. They include its large, 6.1-inch display screen, a battery life of about two days and the ability to serve as a backup charger for another device, such as an e-reader.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, name dropped AT&T as a potential carrier for the device since it is compatible with its network. That would be quite a feat, given that companies have been reluctant in the past to carry Huawei's premium devices.