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Huawei Mate S phablet with 5.5-inch Force Touch display announced

Huawei Mate S, the latest flagship device from the company has been announced at IFA 2015, as expected. Let go through the specifications and features of the device quickly.


Huawei Mate S Specifications

The Huawei Mate S features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The display is Force Touch enabled (only select models), that allows the users to complete different actions such as zooming in to a photo or launching an app by applying increasing pressure.

It is powered by Octa-core Huawei Kirin 935 processor (4 x A53 2.2 GHz + 4 x A53 1.5 GHz) along with Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes in 32 and 64 GB storage variants, which can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with Emotion UI 3.1 on top of it.

The Mate S comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and Optical Image stabilization (OIS). On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with soft LED flash for selfies and video calling. It has a uni-body metal finish that is 7.2 mm thick and weighs 156 grams. It also comes with a highly sensitive Fingerprint Sense 2.0 fingerprint sensor on the back.


The Mate S includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 2,700 mAh battery under the hood.

The Huawei Mate S is available in Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne colour variants for the 32GB storage variant and those cost €649 (US $730  / INR Rs 48,300 approximately). The 64GB variant is available in Prestige Gold and Coral Pink colour variants and has been priced at €699 (US $786  / INR Rs 52,000 approximately). It will go on sale in more than 30 countries including France, China, Israel, Germany, Spain, Japan, UAE and South Africa starting from September. Pre-order starts in Western Europe on starting September 15. A separate variant with Force Touch display technology will be available in select markets and the company will reveal more details on it in October.

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