The announcement of Mate S in Huawei’s event at IFA this year, it is no surprise to anyone. Rumors about this smartphone have started a few months ago and the brand failed to keep many details secret.
But today came the day awaited by fans of the brand and the Android community, to meet the latest state of the art of Huawei.
Following the trends of some brands, Huawei has chosen a slightly different design and decided to present us a smartphone with a premium design, not only because the materials but also because its shape. In an attempt to make this device aesthetically pleasing and quite ergonomic, the Chinese brand presents us the Mate S with a curved design. Furthermore, this new device is very thin, with only 7,2mm thick.
All this premium design culminates in a ” reflective metal”, which offers a simple and clean cut.
In addition, the Mate S comes with a 5.5-inch FHD screen with 401ppi, 105% color saturation and 1.8M: 1 contrast ratio. All this protected by Gorilla Glass (4th generation). According to Huawei, this screen is one of the best on the market, it’s more compact than the iPhone 6.
In this new flagship everything was thought to detail. So the Mate S antenna was hidden strategically, better than the iPhone 6, but without compromising its performance.
The battery is always a sensitive and important issue in devices, especially in the top of the range, which require a more intensive use. With all this attention to detail, Huawei has created this Mate S not only for their fans but especially for the most demanding user. With only 10 minutes of charging, you will have battery for two hours of conversation. The brand promises that Mate S battery lasts up one day with a charge cycle, as well as faster loading cycle, twice faster than the iPhone 6, thanks to its 5V, 2A charger.
Another innovation presented by Huawei that has been much talked about in recent days, is the Force Touch. But in this event the brand presents us more than that. Huawei starts here a new era of touch.
Mate S presents us a technology that gives the screen a more sensitive capacity that will make our user experience much more easy. With this smartphone comes the force touch, the knuckle touch and new features to the single touch.
This device also comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor, but this is not a mere fingerprint sensor. It is much more than that. Here you can move objects on the smartphone screen, change images, view your notifications, answer a call or even take selfies. Thus, Huawei presents us with the One Touch technology.
With the Knuckle Sense 2.0 the user can crop an image of your choice with the knuckle. Here Huawei gives us freedom to cut as we want, not just a square.
Live Sharing has also been improved. With two knuckles you can start recording a video. Thus do not lose that opportunity to record a special and important time for yourself and do not waste time trying to access the camera.
Huawei pick up in an already present functionality in P8 and decided to improve it in the Mate S. You can use Knuckle to start applications. You just have to draw with your knuckles one letter. For example: drawing an “M” and starts the application of music; a “C” and access the camera. Form also introduced the lyrics with “W” for Weather and “E” for Explore. You can costumes all of this.
In what concerns to the Touch Force, this new functionality has a great potential. As mentioned in previous news, the Force Touch is a technology that will recognize what kind of action do you plan to carry out depending on the strength that you put on the Mate S screen. For example, if you press the screen harder you can zoom an image. What had not yet been revealed was the functionality that left the audience at the event completely amazed at IFA. With the Force Touch you can use your Mate S as a scale. Amazing right? No wonder that for all the reasons and a few more this smartphone is equipped with the latest generation of Gorilla Glass.
Huawei has not forgotten the camera in this flagship. The Mate S comes with a 13MP rear camera with optical stabilizer OIS 1.2º, with Saphhire protection, an independent image processor DSLR – LEVEL. With this camera Huawei will achieve a significant improvement to tour photos. To improve our experience, Huawei has incorporated into its camera application a professional mode to take pictures as well as a new black and white filter for classic photography and new modes for image capture.
Regarding to the front camera, this is a 8MP with soft lighting, which allows to get pictures with higher quality. And besides, no longer need to worry about alignment of photography. The Mate S aligns the picture on the screen.
With the Mate S you can now take your photos and print immediately. The camera application of this smartphone supports 29 brands of printers and 700 different models.
Because the camera is not just for shooting, Huawei decided to enhance the recording experience. The sound of your videos will be much more better thanks to three built-in microphones in the Mate S. In addition, the camera application cancels out background noise and also has directional listening, both in automatic mode and in manual mode. This feature allows you to direct the microphone to where we want. An example of the usefulness of this directional listening is a meeting where everyone can be heard. In automatic mode, the application tries to find the sound automatically, whereas if it is in manual mode we have to do that.
The Mate S even comes equipped with a new technology of nano coating for extra protection, moreover if we consider that this smartphone is water resistant.
In what concerns to connectivity, the Mate S supports 4G LTE, up to 13 LTE frequency ranges. This smartphone will be available in two versions, dual SIM and SIM single, both with option for SD card. However, it can not be used simultaneously, similarly to P8.
To protect the Mate S, Huawei introduces new smart cases and leather cases in several colors. You can choose the Mate S in the color that you want: pink coral, gray titanium, gold prestige and mystique champagne.