Huawei Mate S Revealed with Force Touch and Knuckle Sense

The big news from Huawei just after days after revealing its Huawei watch is a much rumored and teased smartphone which was finally shown at IFA 2015.

The Huawei Mate S is the first smartphone with Force Touch technology. But it can do much more as well. Huawei’s Fingerprint Sense 2.0 is not your average fingerprint sensor. Although it can be used to do trivial things like unlock your phone or make mobile payments, it also allows you to control apps on the phone in new ways.

For example, you can scroll through images or select particular notifications by moving your finger on the sensor. You can even trigger that perfect selfie shot with it. The new sensor resides at the back of the phone, which is the perfect spot for these types of control. Then, there is Knuckle Sense 2.0, which enables your knuckles to crop photos or trace letters on the display for shortcuts to your favorite apps.

Huawei Mate S

The Huawei Mate S has a premium feel with a metal body, and it should be comfortable to hold since it’s only 7.5mm thick and has a curved back. The Mate S sports a nano-coating to protect it from small spills. The display comes in at 5.5-inches with a resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). It has a 2.5D curve, and it’s made of Gorilla Glass 4.

Huawei Mate S 1The Huawei Mate S is powered by the  company’s own octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935, and it has 3GB of RAM onboard. It comes with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a MicroSD slot for up to an additional 128GB. Huawei also packed a 2700mAh battery and dual-SIM support into the device.

The main rear camera comes in at 13-megapixels while the front-facing camera is 8-megapixels. The main camera includes a sapphire lens, four-color sensor, and optical image stabilization (OIS). The front-facing camera includes a light for those dimly-lit situations.