IFA 2015 | Huawei Mate S is now official
Huawei announced its new smartphone, the Huawei Mate S, at IFA 2015 in Berlin today. Similarly to its predecessor, the Mate 7, it features premium metal design but comes with a slightly smaller, 5.5-inch 2.5D AMOLED screen with Force Touch technology (only in select markets at start). It allows the panel to distinguish between a light tap or a harder press and react accordingly.
The Mate S is powered by Huawei’s newest Kirin 935 SoC, accompanied by 3 GB or RAM. Storage options are 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The handset comes with a 13 MP main camera with optical image stabilization and dual LED flash. It supports fully manula mode with ISO adjustments, exposure compensation, exposure time, white balance and focusing and flash-assisted focusing. The front camera uses an 8 MP sensor and is supported by a LED flash as well.
Huawei Mate S laso features a fingerprint sensor for increased security and three built-in directional microphones for best phone call quality with minimal background noise.
The device will be available starting September 15 in over 30 countries around the world, including China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan and Spain. In Europer, it will be available for preorder via Huawei’s Vmall.eu online store as soon as next week.
Pricing has been set to €649 for the 32 GB version and €699 for the 64 GB one. There is no information about the price of the 128 GB version yet.