IFA 2015: Huawei takes wraps off the Mate 7 smartphone with Force Touch Technology

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At the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Berlin 2015, Huawei took the wraps off the Mate S smartphone. It is a smaller version of the Ascend Mate 7, but with few changes.

Huawei Mate SThe Huawei Mate S features a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with FullHD resolution 1080×1920 pixels, and is powered by Huawei’s in-house 2.2GHz dual quad-core Kirin 935 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. The device comes with the Force touch sensor, which is an enhanced version of the knuckle control feature that was first introduced by Huawei on the P8. There is also a fingerprint sensor on-board, placed on the back of the smartphone. There are two internal storage options, the standard version of the Mate S comes with a 32GB storage, and the Premium version comes with 64GB, Huawei also has plans to launch a 128GB variant.

Huawei Mate S

There is a 13-megapixel primary camera on-board with RGBW array, which enhances light-collecting ability paired with f/2.0 lens, optical image stabilization, and a dual-LED flash. Moreover, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera coupled with a soft LED light, fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture. The Mate 7 measures 149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2mm, weighs 156 grams, and is 2.65mm thick. It is backed by a 2,700mAh battery, and in terms of software runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s EMUI3.1 on top. The phone supports Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and FM receiver, there are more options, but there are no official announcements yet.

Huawei Mate SIt will be available Mate S will be available over 30 countries including Japan, France, Germany, China, Israel, and Spain. The pre-order will kickstart in Western Europe from September 15. The device has been priced at EUR 649 (approx. Rs. 48,300) – similar to the Apple iPhone 6 models – the Premium variant will retail at EUR 748 (approx. Rs. 55,600).

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