Showing off a stunning design, the new Huawei flagship Mate S is the first smartphone in the world to support a display with pressure-sensitive Force Touch technology, which was first seen on Apple’s MacBook. Huawei Mate S features a massive AMOLED display, a multi-function fingerprint scanner and has a sturdy octa-core processor doing all the heavy lifting under the hood.
Huawei Mate S is simply a beauty to behold with its premium aluminium chassis. The phone comes in attractive Luxurious Gold, Titanium Grey or Mystic Champagne finish and boasts water-resistant Nano-coating.
In spite of its huge size and metal construction, the Huawei Mate S is interestingly slim and relatively lightweight at 7.2 millimetres and around 156 grams respectively. It should be comfortable holding one of this in your hand.
Buyers are in for superb viewing experience on the Mate S with its huge 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Full HD resolution. The highlight of the device, however, is the Force Touch support – on the Luxury Edition – which makes it the first smartphone with such. Of course, the iPhone 6S have since joined with its 3D Touch.
The variable pressure touch system can be used to magnify portions of an image, weigh objects and navigate through screens and pages, amongst other functions, with the use of varying pressure levels.
Camera and Storage
Huawei Mate S rocks a heavy-duty 13-megapixel with dual-tone flash, autofocus and optical image stabilisation (OIS). It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with soft lighting flash for awesome selfies.
The Mate S phablet will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB (Luxury) storage versions. It is not clear if storage expansion will be possible.
Processor and Other Features
Powering away under the hood is an octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 935 processor, with four cores running clocked at 2.2 GHz and another four at 1.5 GHz. The 64-bit processor is given backing by ample 3 GB of RAM for seamless multitasking.
Huawei Mate S runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 skin.
Huawei Mate S gets needed juice from a 2700 mAh battery. It features an integrated fingerprint sensor which can be used for multiple purposes, including unlocking, taking a selfie and scrolling pages. The phablet supports super-fast 4G LTE connectivity.
Pricing and availability
Huawei Mate S is not yet available in Nigeria. You can buy original Huawei phones from leading online stores in Nigeria. Huawei Mate S Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 150,000 to 250,000 Naira, depending on your location.
Huawei Mate S Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Mate S Phablet:
- Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: Octa-Core Processor, 2.2 quad-core and 1.5GHz quad-core (HiSilicon Kirin 935)
- GPU: Mali-T628MP4
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Luxurious Gold, Mystic Champagne, Titanium Grey
- Dimension: 149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2 mm
- Weight: 156 g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Optional Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixel (401 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, Video
- Rear Camera Features: optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) Flash
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera with LED Flash
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 128GB (uses SIM2 Slot
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Video Player: MP4/H.265/WMV player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ Beidou
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 2700 mAh Non Removeable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –