Huawei Mate S listed on the Oppomart online store, includes Force Touch

Huawei Mate S appears on Oppomart

Huawei Mate S appears on Oppomart


Although it is not supposed to be unveiled until September 2nd, the Huawei Mate S already appears on the Oppomart online store. The device is listed at a price of $599, although we are not certain if this is merely a place holder. The listing also includes specs for the phone, which includes a 5.7-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. That works out to a 386ppi pixel density.

The description of the phone also mentions that it includes Force Touch. This is the feature expected to be offered on the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Force Touch allows the screen to differentiate between a light tap on the screen, and a heavier tap. It will allow a device to run two different features with a tap on the same spot of the screen. For example, a regular tap could start a YouTube video while a harder tap in the same spot could raise the volume.

The listing also mentions that the unit will be driven by the home-grown Kirin 935 chipset, which includes an octa-core CPU and the Mali-T628 GPU. 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM is inside, along with 64GB of expandable internal storage. There is a 20MP rear camera while an 8MP snapper graces the front of the unit. Keeping the generator humming is a 4100mAh battery, and Android 5.1 is installed with Emotion 3.1 running on top.

The unlocked handset supports 4G LTE connectivity, and a fingerprint scanner is found on the rear of the handset. While just 7.9mm thick, the Mate S is no lightweight as it weighs in at 185 grams.

There is a race brewing to see which phone gets to be forever known as the first smartphone to be released with Force Touch. It looks like the Mate S will be in the running with the ZTE Axon Mini, and the two new iPhone models that are expected to be unveiled on September 9th.

source: Oppomart

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Mate S
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh

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25 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Unimpressive specs for 600$.

2. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Really? These specs might not be correct, but let's have a gander... Force touch screen, wow, I am actually really excited for this and that is insane technology 64gb model 3gb of memory 20mp+8mp cameras Octa core chip (I've never used/read these guys chips before though so I dunno how good they are) Finger print scanner just to finish it off nicely. Put these specs inside any other phone and, not only do they look impressive, you'd be expected to pay a lot closer to $1000

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yeah You're Right. And The Soc In This Phone Is An Overclocked Version Of The Soc Found In The P8 So It actually Should Perform Some Where Close To The Snapdragon 808 When It Comes To The Cpu Anyway The Gpu Will Probably Be Underwhelming Just Like The One In The P8. But Still The Price For This Phone Is Right. The P8 Only Cost $50 Less And The Specs Are Worse And Is Smaller.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I believe the SoC performs like SD 615, but a slightly faster CPU and GPU And without the overheating of the 615 Its pretty good, but not really "flagship quality" like the 808, especially in terms of GPU Benchmarks for those interested, P8 with the 930 and P8 Lite with the 615http://www.anandtech.com/show/9260/the-huawei-p8-reviewhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/9435/the-huawei-p8-lite-review

11. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I guess that's why they can make it cheap. Hopefully it doesn't suck too much

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The Cpu Of The 935 Will Be Somewhere Close To The 808. But The Gpu Will Probably Be Underwhelming Just Like The P8 Did You Not Read What I Said. And Geekbench Proves The 930 Is Closer To The 808 Than The 615 In Cpu Power Beating The 615 By 1000 And Only Falling 100 Behind The 808 In Multi Core Score. The 935 Is An Improved 930 So Its Safe To say It Will Get Even Closer To The 808 Than The 930. And Lets Not Forget That The 808's Gpu Kinda Sucks.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Geekbench doesn't prove anything, its just one of many benchmarks In other benchmarks the 808 is far a head of the 930 and 615 In particular single core heavy benchmarks Both single core and multi core are equally important IMO e.g. Kraken (lower is better) 930 = 11,000 615 = 11,800 808 = 4,000 Octane 930 = 3,900 615 = 3,400 808 = 7,300 Basemark overall 930 = 1,100 615 = 800 808 = 1,600 The 808's graphic are still far better than the 930's (615's is the worst of these by far) 3DMark graphics 930 = 12,500 615 = 7,400 808 = 23,000 GFB 3.0 Manhattan offscreen 930 = 9.1 615 = 5.8 808 = 15.0 GFB 3.0 T-Rex offscreen 930 = 17.0 615 = 14.9 808 = 35.2 http://www.anandtech.com/show/9379/the-lg-g4-review The 930 (and 935) is definitely far better than the 615 Especially graphics And multi core, e.g. Geekbench multi score And sustained performance, e.g. PCMark scores But its not "flagship quality", like the 808

18. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

LOL Ok Bruh.

19. Bondurant

Posts: 773; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

615 is equivalent to Kirin 620. The Kirin 935 gives a antutu score of 50k. snapdragon 615 gives like 30k last time i remember. The kirin 935 is similar to the Mediatek Helio x10.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I agreed with this The 930/935 is definitely far better than the 615 (like I said above) I just disagree with how he said 930/935 cpu = 808 cpu

9. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

I have used huawei phones. That phone very expensive for nothing. It's not even coming close to oneplus 2. And the battery live for the 4100 mAh wouldn't be better than the 3000mAH on other phones. Like most Chinese phones, it's like they mostly pack water inside their battery cells.

4. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Is Force Touch a Huawai's technology???? Or Apple and Huawai just buy such displays from some other company? No doubt that the tech media will make this the next "magic" LOL

5. Plutonium239

Posts: 1144; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Force Touch while its better with specialized displays specifically made for it, can be made to work with ordinary displays with specialized software. As when someone is pressing harder, more of their finger will be touching the display vs a light touch(although this method would likely require calibration on a person to person basis).

10. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Why is hard pressing better than long pressing?

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Quicker Also you can have both So long press does something, hard press does something else

17. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Not quicker, because when you force touch you tend to hold it a bit longer. If you hold it a bit longer you mess up with long press. But let's see first. Right? BTW Huawai have it already.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

In that case, why have long press? You could accidentally long press when you want to normal press Since force press is the same long as normal press, just harder The main benefit is its an extra input

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its a new improvement on touch screen technology, which brings another method of input (e.g. instead of long press, you could force touch) E.g. Before we had resistive touch screens Now we have capacitive touch screens Soon we will have capacitive touch screens with pressure sensors (aka Force Touch)

8. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

But S Pen on Note has hundreds of levels touch pressure sensitivity. Plus hovering for second menu opening.

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5611; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its an extra input method Samsung won't be dropping the S Pen, even when they add force touch

23. nodes

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

it's almost good for nothing if it is not system-wide + third party apps. and you need to use the Pen. i really excited about force touch, i hate long press, it's too slow.

21. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Duuda u stupid ? Even YOU can buy force touch LCD ! Anybody can

16. Toneknows

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Put the SD810 in there and you are looking at the new nexus.

24. oro_blu

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Do not trust Oppomart. I buy two time from oppomart first time they sent me a new phone, second time a used phone, I sent back and they stole me 400 euro on refound. ā€œIā€™m sorry the packet arrived empty are you sure you put the phone inside?ā€ Come on!

25. longtian

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

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