Huawei has unveiled a new smartphone, Mate S, at the ongoing IFA event in Berlin, Germany. The company claims that it is the first smartphone to include a Force Touch display that was first used in Apple Watch.
Force Touch display technology enables the display to differentiate between a light and a hard touch to initiate a particular action like opening music or a messenger app. Apple Watch was the first device to use this technology and it expected to be made available in the upcoming iPhone 6S smartphones as well.
The Huawei Mate S features a 5.5-inch AMOLED FHD (1080p) display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset (quad-core 2.2 GHz & quad-core 1.5 GHz), coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inbuilt storage. Huawei Mate S runs on latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system with Emotion UI 3.1.
Huawei Mate S sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with RGBW (Four Color) sensor with a dual-LED flash. For selfie lovers, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an LED light too. It is backed by a 2700mAh Non-removable battery and features a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel.
Mate S is a dual SIM smartphone that supports 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A- GPS/GLONASS and NFC. It measures 149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2 mm and weighs 156 grams and in the sensors department it has Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Proximity.
It will be made available in three variants – 32 GB internal storage (EUR 649 or approx Rs 48,277) 64 GB internal storage (EUR 699 approx Rs 52,003) and 128GB internal storage variant which will be announced later. The colour option will be Luxurious Gold, Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne. As of now Huawei not revealed the timeline for its availability.