Huawei has announced their Mate S smartphone back in September during IFA. This China-based smartphone manufacturer has actually announced two different variants of this handset, the more expensive model sports ‘Force Touch’ tech, while the regular variant does not. Huawei has unveiled pricing for both of these variants during IFA, but they didn’t list the Force Touch variant of the phone just yet, well, until now. The Mate S (Force Touch) listing has surfaced on company’s official online store in China, VMall.
As some of you might know, the Mate S handset comes in 32, 64 and 128GB of internal storage variants, and only the 128GB model sports Force Touch functionality. Well, this handset is now listed on VMall and costs 4,899 Yuan ($767), which means it’s quite pricey. The phone is available in Gold color option only for now, and it’s possible it’ll stay that way. The phone is still not available for purchase, the ‘Arrival Notice’ option is available though, in case you’d like to be updated once the phone becomes available for pre-order / purchase, and it seems like that will happen soon enough.
All Huawei Mate S variants feature the same specs, aside from Force Touch tech and internal storage, of course. The Mate S sports a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128GB of expandable internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). The device is powered by the Kirin 935 octa-core SoC along with a Mali-T628 MP4 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel shooter is located on the back of this device, and an 8-megapixel snapper can be found up front. The 2,700mAh battery can be found on the inside of this phone (non-removable), and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 available on top of it. The Mate S is made out of metal, as you can probably tell from the provided images, and it comes in single and dual-SIM options.
That is pretty much it, the Force Touch variant of the Huawei Mate S will be available in China soon, and if you’re interested in getting one, make sure to subscribe to e-mail notifications from Huawei by clicking the ‘Arrival Notice’ option in the provided listing (source link down below).