IFA – Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S – Update

Well, although we saw it coming from a mile off, the end product is still pretty sweet. Huawei, who are rising fast in the smartphone world, have just shown their new baby – the Mate S.IFA   Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S   Update

It comes with a cushioned rear and a “skid resistance” which should mean that you’ll be dropping it a whole lot less than your current phone.

It’s made from a single block of metal and the unibody includes a transparent frame around the edge of the 5.5″ ANOLED full HD screen, which takes up 73% of the body. 2.25mm to the edge, resulting in a narrow exterior frame.IFA   Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S   Update

That screen has a contrast ratio of 1800000:1 and is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
IFA   Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S   Update

Specs then, and you can expect an 8 megapixel front camera (fixed focus) with an LED soft light. The rear shooter is a 13 megapixel auto focus unit which is F2.0, OIS and has a dual colour-temp LED flash.IFA   Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S   Update

Powered by that rumoured octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 935 CPU (Quad 2.2GHz + Quad 1.5GHz), there’s a MALI 628 MP4 680M graphs coprocessor and the standard handset has 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage. Running Android 5.1.1 with the Huawei EMUI3.1 on top there’s GPS, NFC, WiFi, FM radio and a 2700mAh battery. It’s going to be available in Mystic Champagne or Titanium Grey.

That camera includes a “professional mode” which adds a black and white option and profiles plus the adjustment of ISO, exposure compensation, exposure time, and white balance. IFA   Revealed at last, the Huawei Mate S   Update

Huawei have brought back their knuckle tap functionality from the P8 for screenshots, cropping and screen video capture. There’s also an upgraded Fingerprint, version 2, which improves the recognition speeds and self-learning functions.

However, what’s more interesting is a system called Force Touch, a name given to an Apple system we’re expecting to see in the next iPhone. It basically works by detecting the pressure of your finger-push, then it can perform different tasks depending on the pressure.

He has promised to get an unboxing of the phone up as soon as possible. here is the video for the time being.

If you’re interested, it’ll be available in more than 30 countries, including China, France, Germany and South Africa, but they tell us that the Force Touch version will only be available in “select markets”.

Preorders begin on September 15th with pricing for the 32GB model being €649 and the 64GB version costing €699.

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