At IFA Berlin, Huawei officially revealed the Mate S which is a high-end device that is made from the foundation of Mate 7. It offers high-end hardware and some unique features like the force touch and fingerprint sensor on the back. Powering the Mate S is the Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin935 SoC with 3GB of RAM which goes head to head with the Snapdragon 810 in terms of performance. The device is pretty slim at just 7.2mm and has a full metal body.
What’s unique about this device is the force touch display it holds. The display in the Mate S senses how hard a user is pressing on the screen. Huawei is using force touch to provide users with gesture controls like pressing harder over an image in the gallery or camera app for magnifying the preview of the picture and a strong press in the corner of the phone’s display to access app shortcuts. This will also subsequently improve the knuckle gestures that was introduced with HuaweiP8. Huawei is the first smartphone company to bring this technology to market, but Apple was set to bring force touch on the next iteration of iPhone line-up. But the disappointing thing about the Mate S is that force touch feature will be present in only the 128GB variant of the device.
- 5-inch AMOLED full HD display(1920×1080 pixels) with 401ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core Chipset
- ARM Cortex A53 1.5GHz quad-core, ARM Cortex A53 2.2GHz quad-core CPU
- Mali-T628 MP4 GPU
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 32GB, 63GB, 128GB internal storage, Expandable up to 128GB
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Fingerprint Sensor
- 13MP rear AF camera f/2.0, OIS, BSI, dual-LED, dual-tone flash
- 8MP Front fixed focus, f/2.4
- 2700mAh Li-Ion battery