Here’s Huawei’s latest flagship
Last year Huawei took to the stage in IFA to unveil the Mate 7, this year Huawei’s big announcement is the Mate S. The Mate S has many of the Mate 7’s design sensibilities, though the company has decided to shrink the phablet-sized Mate series into a 5.5-inch phone instead of the 6-inch phablet last year.
Huawei Mate S specs
- 2.2GHz Kirin 935 octa-core processor
- 3GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, Force touch display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 32GB/64GB of storage, expandable via microSD
- 13-megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual LED flash
- 8-megapixel front camera
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- Android 5.1 Lollipop, EMUI 3.1
- 2700mAh battery
The Mate S sports a 5.5-inch full HD display with Corning’s 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 layered on top. The Mate S uses Huawei’s home grown Kirin SoC 935 octa-core processor, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, along with a fingerprint scanner and LTE support. The big thing with the Mate S is the force touch display, which allows the phone to differentiate between a light touch and a firm press. The phone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with an RGBW sensor, along with an optical image stabilizer, dual color LED flash and an independent image signal processor, similar to the one in the P8.
Obviously the Mate S is aimed at the high end of the market, thanks to the diamond-cut metal unibody design and the aforementioned 2.5d Gorilla Glass 4 protection that tapers to the side.
The Mate S will drop in multiple countries and territories on September 15. There will be multiple versions of the phone available – the 32GB titanium grey and mystique champagne will be priced at 649 Euros, or 34K, while the 64GB version with prestige gold and coral pink colors will be priced at 699 Euros, or 36.7K.