Huawei Mate S Gets Certified By GCF, Launching Soon

August 18, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Huawei has had a really successful year thus far. The company’s sales are proceeding as planned, and they’ve already announced a number of compelling products. This Chinese smartphone OEM is nowhere done announcing new products though, new Huawei devices will be announced before the end of the year, and Huawei has even teased some of them. The company has recently teased the Honor 7i handset with a sliding camera which will going to be launch on August 20th. The company’s mysterious device with a curved display has also leaked recently, and Huawei has already scheduled a press conference at IFA where they intend to announce the new ‘Mate’ phablet.

Speaking of which, the Huawei Mate 7(S) has been leaking all over the place in the last couple of weeks. This phablet has been certified by TENAA quite recently, and some rumors are saying that it might sport Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 950 64-bit octa-core SoC, instead of the Kirin 935 which was mentioned a number of times thus far. Well, the Mate 7(S) has been certified by GCF (Global Certification Forum) now as ‘Mate S’. Huawei has already featured the ‘Force Touch’ capability of this device, and we also know its specifications considering the device was benchmarked on AnTuTu. The Huawei Mate S (SUR-TL00) will sport a 5.7-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The HiSilicon Kirin 935 64-bit octa-core SoC has been mentioned on AnTuTu, not the Kirin 950 processor which was rumored yesterday. The 20-megapixel camera will almost certainly going to be available on the back of the Mate S, while you can expect to see the 8-megapixel snapper available up front. Android 5.0 Lollipop will reportedly going to ship with this device, with Huawei’s EMUI (Emotion UI) skin available on top of it.

The Huawei Mate S resembles its predecessor, as you can see in the provided image. The phablet will be made out of metal, and it will sport a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. It will be interesting to see how thin will those bezels on the sides be, in other words, will the black bars be present or not. Either way, stay tuned for more info, and keep in mind that Huawei will showcase this thing on September 2nd at IFA.