Huawei has finally announced its upcoming flagship, the Huawei Mate S. With a high-end metal design, the 5.5-inch smartphone will be among the first ones to get the Force Touch technology; it gets a pressure-sensitive screen which can differentiate between a hard press and a lighter tap, and reacts accordingly.
The Huawei Mate S has an excellent screen-to-body ratio and measures only 2.6mm in thickness. The screen is a full HD, 2.5D AMOLED panel that seamlessly waterfalls to the sides of the phone. The Huawei Mate S is powered by 3 GB RAM and Kirin 935, Huawei’s newest chipset.
For those who think about the camera first, the Huawei Mate S has a 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and OIS. There is also an 8 MP front-facing shooter along with an LED flash. The camera operates on a completely manual mode, so that you can adjust the exposure, ISO, white balance, focusing, etc.
The Huawei Mate S comes with many other detailed features, like three built-in directional microphones for clear recording and minimal background sound. The different recording modes, like the Regular mode, the Meeting mode (all-direction recording), and the Interview mode (180° recording) surely add some punch. The bottom of the Mate S is equipped with two stereo speakers. The device also has a fingerprint reader.
The Huawei Mate S will be available for purchase from September 15 in more than 30 countries including Germany, France, China, Japan, UAE, Israel, Spain, and South Africa. You can also pre-order the handset on Vmall.eu from Tuesday, but only if you live in Europe. The 32 GB version of the Huawei Mate S in Mystique Champagne and Titanium Grey will cost 649 euros, while the 64 GB Coral pink and Prestige Gold versions will be priced at 699 euros. The 128 GB Force Touch version will be sold at a later date in selected markets only.