Huawei Launches Mate S Flagship w Force Touch Technology, Ahead of Apple.

Just last night, Huawei announces the ‘flagship of flagship’ device, the Huawei Mate S at IFA Berlin.

“Our goal in designing the Huawei Mate S was to develop a smartphone that offers a personalized experience, rather than a commoditized one,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG.
“The Huawei Mate S is based on insights we gathered about human interaction – most notably that touch is a natural action we take to understand our world. The Huawei Mate S redefines how we incorporate touch technology into our smartphones, breaking through the conventional way of touch screen control and ushering in new imagination for human-machine interaction.”

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The Mate S comes with a diamond-cut metal unibody and “2.5D” Gorilla Glass with curved edges. The display is 5.5-inches with 1080p resolution.

I guess the most shocking thing about the device is that Huawei has beaten Apple in utilising Force Touch technology as the makers of iPhone initially introduced Force Touch for the Apple watch earlier and promised to implement it in the upcoming iPhone 6s.

The Mate S, just like the previous Mate 7, comes with a fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication, but according to Huawei, this new scanner is 100 percent faster than the previous model.

For imaging wise, the device comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS and a RGBW sensor, paired with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

On the inside, it runs on octa-core Kirin 935 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

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The Huawei Mate S will be available to pre-order from September 15 from Huawei’s Vmall. The Standard (32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM) costs €649, while the Premium version (64GB of storage and the same 3GB of RAM) is at €699.

For more info, check out their website.