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Huawei Mate S: for those who love to touch, and have 650 euros

Huawei unveiled its latest gadget, the Huawei Mate S, a phablet they say responds to human’s main mode of communication which is touch. Erm, ok.

Anyway, the phone itself is your typical design being seen in many phones, slim and metallic, and could easily be mistaken for an iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Huawei Mate S
Huawei Mate S

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG said in a statement“Our goal in designing the Huawei Mate S was to develop a smartphone that offers a personalized experience, rather than a commoditized one.”

Huawei included a contoured glass screen in the Mate S, giving it an overall sleek look.

It has included Knuckle 2.0, a feature that allows you to use your knuckle to write a letter of an app to open it, or create personalized shortcuts for apps. It can be used to crop and edit images, or take screenshots of a video while it plays by tapping the screen twice with your knuckles. I really don’t see myself ever doing this normally.

The Mate S has also got Mobile Phone Weighing, so you can weigh objects by simply placing them on the screen of the phone. Is that even necessary Huawei? This may not end well for folks who put anything on the screen to test it. Think cracks and sadness. Maybe that’s why they made it with 2.5D Gorilla glass.

The fingerprint sensor has been upgraded from the one in the Mate 7 which could only unlock the phone to users being able to ‘control notifications, scroll through photos, take selfies, answer phone calls and even dismiss an alarm” according to Huawei.

Here are some other features:

Size and dimensions 149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2 mm
OS  Android 5.1
CPU 64-bit Hisilicon Kirin 935, octa core (4*2.2GHz + 4*1.5GHz) processor
Memory 32, 64 and 128 GB variants
Camera Main camera: 13MP OIS RGBW AF camera with dual -tone flash, Secondary camera: 8MP
Battery Size 2700mAh

The 32GB Mate S model has been priced at 649 euros (approx K7160).

(All images sourced from the Huawei website)


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