IFA 2015 is going on in full force, and over the past two days, we’ve seen several manufacturers release their own flagship devices.
Huawei has also introduced its new flagship phablet, the Huawei Mate S, featuring a decent set of specifications and design.
“Our goal in designing the Huawei Mate S was to develop a smartphone that offers a personalized experience, rather than a commoditized one,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG.“The Huawei Mate S is based on insights we gathered about human interaction – most notably that touch is a natural action we take to understand our world. The Huawei Mate S redefines how we incorporate touch technology into our smartphones, breaking through the conventional way of touch screen control and ushering in new imagination for human-machine interaction.”
Unlike the previous Ascend Mate 7, Huawei decided to reduce the screen size of the new smartphone to 5.5-inch from 6-inches. The new device still boasts a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. The handset also boasts a fingerprint on the back as an added security measure with improved recognition and accuracy.
On the back, there’s a 13MP camera for photos and videos with a f2.0 aperture and optical image stabilization, as well as an 8MP front-facing camera. Other features include LTE connectivity, WiFi, a 2,700 mAh battery and ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop with with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 on top of it.
The handset will launch in numerous markets across the globe starting September 15, and customers will also be able to pre-order the device in Europe from Vmall. The Standard version with 32GB of internal storage will be available in titanium grey or mystique champagne color options, carrying a 649 Euroes price tag. On the other hand, the premium 64GB version will launch in prestige gold or coral pink for 699 Euros.