Huawei is one of the most important Chinese manufacturers of mobile products, it has released some interesting products this year, the Huawei Watch is one of the best-designed smartwatches with Android Wear and its availability is expected soon. Recently, they announced the Honor 7i smartphone with an innovative flip-up camera and their P8 lineup consisting on three phones of different sized offers greatly designed hardware with some of the best internals out there. The company has been so successful that Google is rumored to have partnered up with them to create one of their new Nexus phones.
The company is supposed to showcase new products at the IFA starting September the 2nd, but now there is some news about a product that has been leaked several times. The device is the Huawei Mate S, which is a follow-up for their very popular phablet, the Huawei Mate 7. We already know a lot of its specs, as it has been certified by TENAA, but the new phablet has been spotted on sale at the online retailer Oppomart. The Mate S is currently out of stock, so it might become available shortly after the official announcement and its price is $599.
The listing confirms most of the rumored specs, including the 5.7-inch display with Full HD resolution. It is also mentioned that the display will support Force Touch, a technology that has been used by Apple in some of its products, which recognizes different pressure points while tapping, so additional functionalities could be given to a single spot. It will be interesting to see the software optimizations to use this technology, as it would be one of the first Android devices to support it. Powering up the device will be a HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core processor and 3 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It includes 64 GB of internal storage, which might be expanded with Micro SD cards. The battery has the large capacity of 4,100 mAh and the cameras included will be a 20-megapixel one in the back and an 8-megapixel one on the front. Additionally, a fingerprint scanner is located on the back. Overall the metallic design will result familiar, the listing even uses pictures from the previous model.