Huawei has announced their long-rumored Mate S handset two days ago at IFA in Berlin. The company has finally unveiled this handset which has been intensively leaking for weeks now. The phone sports Force Touch display, is made out of metal and generally has lots to offers. This China-based company has also announced the G8 mid-range offering, and will showcase their Huawei Watch at the tradeshow as well. That being said, we have some new info when it comes to the Mate S smartphone read on.
During the initial announcement, Huawei mentioned that the phone will be available in over 30 countries all over the world, including Germany, Spain, China, etc. They’ve also mentioned that the phone will go on sale on September 15th in Western Europe, but it seems like it will become available in China sooner than that. Huawei still did not reveal this phone’s price in China, but if they intend to keep it in line with the European price points, then the 32GB of the device might end up costing around 4593 Yuan (â‚¬649), and the 64GB variant approximately 4,946 Yuan (â‚¬699). The company has actually listed the device in China on their official vMall store, and have also posted September 9th as the date the device will become available in that Asian country. So, if you live in China and are interested in getting this thing, stay tuned.
As far as this phone’s specs go, Mate S features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) 2.5D AMOLED panel with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top of it. The phone is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 935 64-bit octa-core SoC along with 3GB of RAM. The fingerprint scanner is also available here, and it’s located on the back of the device. You’ll also find a 13-megapixel OIS camera on the back of this phone, and an 8-megapixel shooter is available on the phone’s front side. Huawei Mate S comes equipped with a number of gestures, courtesy of FingerSense. Knuckle Sense gestures are an interesting way of using your device, and if you like gestures, chances are you’d like what Mate S has to offer. Either way, stay tuned, we’ll let you know if any additional info pops up when it comes to this device.