Huawei teases premium MateS with Force Touch display, it leaks in full glory

Huawei won't be satisfied with a mere upgrade of its premium Mate7 phablet, it seems. The upcoming MateS (yep, that's what it will be called, as the newest leak attests) will carry the torch from its predecessor in terms of a high-end metal design, and will indeed offer serious hardware upgrades inside, but it also can be considered a brand new handset category from Huawei, since we can still get a Mate8 at some point.

To start off, Huawei has allegedly shrunk the display from the Mate7 6-incher to 5.7" on the MateS, which would be more manageable in the hand and pocket. Looking at the leaked pictures below, the MateS will also sport a very good screen-to-body ratio, and a 2.5D screen panel. The display is claimed to be with a 1080p resolution, and the phablet will be powered by Huawei's newest Kirin 935 chipset, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. A 20 MP camera in the back, likely with Sony's IMX 230 module, an 8 MP selfie shooter, and a fingerprint reader round up the pretty offering. 

The kicker, however, is the rumored Force Touch screen technology that will come with the MateS. Similar to the pressure-sensitive screen on the Apple Watch, this technology might introduce inventive new ways to interact with our handsets, and the MateS could very well be the first handset announced with it at the IFA expo this week, while Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6s with some form of Force Touch no sooner than next week. While we wait for Huawei's announcement of the MateS, feast your eyes on the phablet below, and Huawei's "Incredible Touch" teaser tweet.

source: Huawei (Twitter) & NWE



1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

...shrunk the display from the Mate7 6-incher to 5.7" on the MateS - that's plain stupid.

2. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's not. While 6" screen is good, 5.7" is a much better option and will be luring to a bigger targrt this time.

5. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Am starting hate huawei phones as they getting uglier and.uglier.. I really cannot believe what the hell huawei is going! Those black borders round lcd ... DISGUSTING ! Can someone tell them!?!?

8. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Nobody cares what you think. Stop screaming. If you notice, the phone has near zero bezels retaining only the trim to protect the glass. So if anything the black bezel merely replaces the otherwise colored bezel on other phones.

17. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Stupido nobody is screaming ..what u want to yell me u heard me!?!? U shut up talking to me what should I do or not ! Tell to your mum n dad or your family DONT order anything to strangers OK?! And don't lie to yourself ! Compare nice p7 and this .. what am on about weirdo..

22. SC36DC

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

With so many reasons why I didn't upgrade to the Note5 from my Note 3, was because the Note5 was still the same 5.7 inch screen, and I wanted something bigger. I was really looking forward to the "Mate 8" (Mate S), in hoping it would provide everything I wanted, extremely fast processor, 4 GB of ram, great camera, huge battery, Micro SD slot, and most importantly a 6 inch screen. If these rumors are true, then I have absolutely no interest in the the new Huawei phone.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

*uck this s**t , I hate that honor7 bazels

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

After Samsung, it seems Huawei is the one which has the potential to be a major player among android manufacturers. They should now do some focussed marketing to establish a recognized flagship model, a flagbearer for the company in all major countries. Huawei phones look much better than the boring designs of Motorola & LG. But somehow I feel the forthcoming nexus with hump on the shoulder may spoil their name and bring in some ridicule.

6. Wulfgardr

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

durr big bagels dayum

7. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Kirin 935??? SERIOUSLY???!!!! Shouldn't their Kirin 950 be ready for Q3/Q4 this year or something? I'm mean the Kirin 935 CPU performance is decent BUT not 2015 flagship-worthy (Slower than Galaxy S5 and the GPU performance...UNFORGIVABLY SLOW IN 2015 FOR A "PREMIUM PHONE"!!!!!

9. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

They kept the Kirin 950 for Nexus phone. Anyways, Mate S is the rebirth of HTC One Max.

18. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Stop talking bullsht .. non nexus will have 950! Only mate 8 will later on..!

11. Marduch

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Exactly. GPU with the old Mali-T628 allows neither video recording per 60 fps/ nor 4K.

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

So its like a HTC but without the black bar but still has the bezels.

12. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Why do Huawei and HTC always have the black bar around the screen. The front should be consistent throughout around the screen. The black bezel is too prominent and spoils the aesthetics.

13. Bondurant

Posts: 781; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The mate 7 released in 2014, has exact same black bezels as this. Its not an issue in real life, only these pictures make it look so.

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That back is literally ripped off from the One Max (even the fingerprint scanner), and the front even (but to a lesser extent)

15. Ghost04

Posts: 518; Member since: May 03, 2014

No , Huawei always looked better . HTC had the designed but no one admired it . But Huawei redefined it and made it look extremely sleek . I compered HTC one Max and Mate 7 side by side . HTC looked cheaper compered to the Huawei , which feels much premium .

16. carlemillward unregistered

Uninspiring, its like they took Honor 7 and enlarged it. Although I was not expecting much since they used S instead of 8.

19. George_Ultron

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Huawei are good at copying other flagshipuri design such as HTC. The chipset kirin 935 is also old, release on Q1 2015, not mention the GPU mali-t628 mp4 Where is the kirin 940 or kirin 950 ??

20. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Sorry guys,i got to say it. Ugly copy of HTC. Back is completely copy of HTC One Max,just with different camera shape,but yes, M7/Max is beautiful phone. The worst thing that Huawei does is fake bezels. On images,they make it like the display is edge to edge,but in reality,it got huge black bezel around it.

21. haloaby

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

nice informasi guys. Visit :

23. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Mate S is a clear copy of LeTv Max

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.