Huawei Mate S unveiled with Force Touch sensor to answer Apple iPhone 6s

Huawei Mate S unveiled with Force Touch sensor to answer Apple iPhone 6s

Huawei on Wednesday unveiled the Mate S at its pre-IFA conference in Berlin. The new smartphone sports Force Touch sensor to answer the upcoming Apple iPhone 6s, which would also have a similar technology, even ahead of its launch next week.

The Huawei Mate S is, in fact, a smaller version of the previously launched Ascend Mate 7. It features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixels (full-HD) resolution and comes with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

The display panel has a built-in Force Touch sensor that perhaps similar to the sensor debuted on the Apple Watch and is incorporated with Knuckle Control 2.0 feature to give an enhanced touch experience. The proprietary feature detects the amount of pressure to give an all-new controlling on the smartphone.

Huawei Mate S

Huawei Mate S with Force Touch sensor

Under the hood, there is a Huawei’s Kirin 935 chipset with a dual-core 2.2GHz CPU and 3GB of RAM. There is 64GB internal storage and a 128GB variant is also in development. The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor that would enable secure mobile payments.

The Mate S has a 13-megapixel BSI f/2.0 camera sensor on the rear along with dual-LED flash and an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) technology. An 8-megapixel camera sensor with f/2.4 lens along with a soft LED light is available on the front.

Huawei has provided Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, NFC and a microUSB port. The smartphone also has 4G LTE support to deliver high-speed data access. Besides, there is Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based EMUI 3.1 and a 2,700mAh battery.

The Huawei Mate S will be available in select markets later this month. The Standard version will be available with a price tag of €649 (approximately Rs. 48,000), while the Premium version will be available for €699 (approximately Rs. 52,000).

Categories: IFA 2015, Smartphones