IFA 2015: Huawei Mate S With Force Touch Technology Announced: Specifications & Features

Huawei has announced its latest smartphone- Huawei Mate S at IFA 2015 in Berlin. The Mate S is loaded with top notch features and will take on the high end smartphones from giants like Samsung and Apple.

As for specifications, the Mate S is powered by an octa-core Kirin 935 processor paired with Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Running Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system wrapped under Emotion 3.1, it features a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It sports a 13 mega pixel rear camera with with dual-tone LED flash, OIS and an 8 mega pixel front facing camera.

Huawei Mate S

The smartphone comes in two variants based on storage- 32GB/64GB, both of which are expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. Backed up by a 2700mAh battery, it offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as connectivity options. The device also sports fingerprint scanner.

The device comes with force touch feature which makes the display to respond differently to taps with variations in pressure. The display of the phone recognizes varying pressure points and users can thus, either zoom into photos or launch apps. The Mate S will take on Apple’s iPhone 6s smartphone which is also rumored to feature force touch technology.

Features & Specifications Of Huawei Mate S

  • Processor: octa-core Kirin 935
  • GPU: Mali-T628
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 with Emotion 3.1
  • Display: 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4), optional Force Touch display
  • RAM: 3GB
  • ROM: 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 13 mega pixel with dual-tone LED flash, OIS
  • Front Camera: 8 mega pixel
  • Battery: 2700mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Dimensions: 149.8×75.3×7.2mm
  • Weight: 156 grams
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Hybrid Dual SIM

Price and Availability

The Huawei Mate S will be available in countries including China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Spain, South Africa and UAE starting September 2015. The 32GB variant is priced at $730 (Rs. 48,270 approximately) and the 64GB variant is priced at $786 (Rs. 51,940 approximately). There will also be a Force Touch variant of the device, but Huawei has not revealed the price and availability of that variant as of now.

Stay tuned with us for more developments on this story!

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