Huawei teases premium MateS with Force Touch display, it leaks in full glory
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 01, 2015, 3:33 AM
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.
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...shrunk the display from the Mate7 6-incher to 5.7" on the MateS - that's plain stupid.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 3:35 AM 3
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 that.to them!?!?
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 4:11 AM 7
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 4:36 AM 3
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..
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 6:52 AM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 12:21 PM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 4:05 AM 2
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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"!!!!!
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 4:18 AM 3
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They kept the Kirin 950 for Nexus phone. Anyways, Mate S is the rebirth of HTC One Max.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 4:36 AM 1
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That back is literally ripped off from the One Max (even the fingerprint scanner), and the front even (but to a lesser extent)
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 5:37 AM 2
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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 .
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 6:40 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 7:19 AM 1
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