Huawei has announced Mate S, the company’s latest smartphone in the Mate series at the IFA, as expected. It packs a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, is powered by a Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 935 SoC based on big.LITTLE configuration and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Emotion UI 3.1 on top. It has a force touch display that perceives different levels of pressure on the screen, allowing the user to complete different actions such as zooming in to a photo or launching an app by applying pressure.
It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, optical image stabilization and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with soft LED flash for capturing better selfies. It has a uni-body metal finish. It also has hybrid dual SIM support and comes with highly sensitive Fingerprint Sense 2.0 fingerprint sensor on the back of the smartphone. It has a 2700mAh battery, which is less for a powerful phone.
Huawei Mate S specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection (Optional Force Touch)
- Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 935 processor (4xA53 2.2GHz + 4xA53 1.5GHz) with Mali-T628 MP4 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Emotion UI 3.1
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Second slot can be used as expansion slot)
- 13MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, OIS
- 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- Dimensions: 149.8×75.3×7.2mm; Weight: 156g
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS
- 2,700mAh battery
The Huawei Mate S comes in Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne colors for the standard 32GB version, which is priced at 649 Euros (US$ 730 / Rs. 48270 approx.). The Premium 64GB version in Prestige Gold and Coral Pink colors is priced at 699 Euros(US$ 786 / Rs. 51,940 approx.). It will be available in more than 30 countries including China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Spain, South Africa and UAE starting from September. It will be available for pre-order in Western Europe on Vmall.eu starting September 15th. A separate 128GB Force Touch version will be available in select markets, and Huawei says it will reveal more details next month.