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.