Huawei Mate S price and release date

Huawei Mate S price and release date

Huawei took to the stage today, and announced its true flagship for the season, the unique 5.5" FHD Mate S phablet. We say unique, as it will have a version with Force Touch display technology that can distinguish between light tap or a more forceful press in places like the gallery, the camera app (for zooming), and many more. It is also pretty well equipped, with a 13 MP OIS camera, 8 MP selfie shooter with front LED flash, and stereo speakers. The fly in all that honey is that it won't be cheap.

The Mate S will be available in more than 30 countries starting September 15, including China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Spain, South Africa and UAE. It will be up on pre-order in Europe on Vmall.eu starting Tuesday, with the 32GB version in titanium grey or mystique champagne at 649 euros, while the version with 64GB of ROM will come in "prestige" gold or coral pink, with a 699 euros tag. 

There will be additional pricing schemes announced for the upcoming 128 GB Force Touch version, which will be available in select markets at a later date. What do you think, has Huawei gone overboard with pricing, or does the Mate S deserve every penny you might want to drop on it.

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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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11 Comments

1. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Wow, I would never pay that much for a Huawei product!

2. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

Oh, the price is too high. Hope Huawei's pricing strategy won't let its investors down.

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Too much for Mali-T628 GPU.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Someone tell Huawei they are not Apple

5. Bondurant

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Its a recommended price. Same with past phones released by Huawei where actual market price is far lower. Expect market price between 525$ - 575$

6. Bondurant

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

or more like 550-625 Euros

7. dimas

Posts: 3241; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I went thru other site's spec sheet, nothing mentioned on having sd slot and battery is only 2700mah. Too pricey for me, sorry huawei better luck next time on your next phablet.

8. drifter77

Posts: 400; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Only 2700mAh battery? What a shame.

9. Amiafanboy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 27, 2015

Looks fantastic though!! The last advert from 44 seconds is awesome. just ignore the statements in the ad though.

10. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

mate 7..far better,more beast hardware wise and a lot more cheaper. .sorry but no mate S' ing

11. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Fail. You can get a Meizu MX5 with same specs including metal body, fingerprint scanner, AMOLED display at half the price or iPhone 6 Plus a few weeks later when 6s Plus released at same price etc.

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