Huawei trolls Apple, weighs an orange to show off the pressure-sensing display on the Mate S


When it launched this past Spring, the Apple Watch became the first device that can recognize between various pressure levels by implementing a technology that Apple refers to as Force Touch. However, Huawei was very quick to react to the idea of pressure-sensing displays, and recently became the first smartphone maker to announce a handset that makes use of a similar technology

Just a few hours ago, Huawei officially unveiled the Mate S at IFA 2015 in Berlin. By announcing the Mate S, which is the first smartphone in the world to come with pressure-sensing display tech, Huawei managed to beat Apple to the punch. The Cupertino-based iPhone maker is expected to launch the iPhone 6s series on September 9th, and one of the rumored improvements is the addition of Force Touch technology. 

Well aware of the fact that launching a phone with a Force Touch-like technology will instantly draw a comparison with Apple, Huawei used its IFA 2015 press event to troll Apple a little. To demonstrate that the display of the Mate S can recognize various pressure levels, Huawei weighed an orange on stage. The audience instantly recognized the pun - save for weighing an apple, the joke couldn't have been any clearer - and cheered in appreciation.

Now, back to the actual orange-weighing process, we have some doubts regarding the accuracy of the Huawei Mate S as a scale. The system said that the orange weighed about 280 grams, which seems a bit on the heavy side for a regular-sized orange. It will be interesting to learn if the Huawei Mate S can actually act as a trustworthy scale in the kitchen. As it turns, out we'll actually get to test-drive the feature. The scale app, and Huawei's S Knuckle feature are two of the company's advertised implementation of the pressure-sensing display tech.

Would you guys be interested in a smartphone that can accurately double up as a weighing scale?

source: Huawei via The Verge

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51 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

And Apple trolls gonna troll back. Blah blah blah..."Huawei cheap Chinese crap copycat" etc. incoming. Butthurt gonna butthurt, copy and paste, cheap copycat tactic.

28. MSi_GS70 unregistered

NO apple will be quietly smiling ..

47. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and silently hiring one of huawei engineers and ask him how to do that

46. yolochi

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

Actually, apple is copying. I don't see any copying element in this. if you say that applying a technology known by public is copying, then you're saying that you have copied walking from others otherwise you would crawl...

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apples gonna troll them with those sales figures.

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Sales figures, force touch APIs, DEV support, etc. Once the iPhone 6S is announed, new iOS apps will be released left and right to support it.

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It means nothing as they was 1st if Apple does this is a copy of an android feature phone and they copying again, sorry but they was 1st and it now means Apple will,copy, sorry to say

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's hardly the first when their Applewatch already has it, their macbook and it's been all over the news that their phones will have it too. Force-touch isn't an Apple invention, but they were the first to implement it in a mobile device.

29. MSi_GS70 unregistered

watch doesn't count..

34. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Macbooks don't have a touch screen.

44. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

But they have a ForceTouchpad

37. FrenchGuy

Posts: 134; Member since: Dec 12, 2014

The first product with Force touch display or trackpad isn't an Apple product. So once again, if we want to play the same game as these Apple fanboys, Apple is a copycat company....

45. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

So tell me what product was the first to use ForceTouch? And like I said before, it isn't an Apple invention, but hardly would call them a copycat.

48. toystore

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Blackberry strom 2 had it in 2009.

49. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Cool, never seen that model. Thanks for the info

51. pedling

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

HP EliteBook Folio 1040G1 FEB2014 Based on Synaptics "ForcePad" 2012

50. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Have you heard if a Note 3, or any Wacom product. Is does not just do 2/3 different pressure points, but 1024 + 1 (Air View).

39. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

There is two problems here. First, the tech is already in the Apple watch so saying this company was first to put it in a phone ain't saying much. Second, this watch is not even available yet, so how is it first? For all we know, the iPhone will beat it to market. Heck I haven't even seen a hands on video of the feature. Is it even ready yet? Lol!

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I wonder how Huawei managed to implement force touch into a software without API... lol

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its Android, so you can implement things like IOIO if you wanted to. Also remember you can still use native code if you want to implement it directly into your app.

17. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

It was sarcasm...

30. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Stop lying

26. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Well, some OS can auto adapt app code (for example, usually an app needs an API to use Samsungs Split view, but, There are ROMs and apps (root, of course) that modify the apps code as well.

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7209; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You Apple guys make it sound like force touch is going to change everything. Its basically another input method. A small input method at that. In fact all of the new features on the Macbooks with the forced touch pads is giving the user like a left and right button for input. Like that is SOOOOO ground breaking.

21. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Huawei beat apple to the punch... thats plain and simple. Now it doesnt matter what apple fans will say. They cannot bilittle huawei. Huawei is gonna be a new market leader in android if they keep them on right track

25. AlikMalix unregistered

Suddenly there is Apple Watch (with force touch)!!!

42. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thats a watch, not a phone. Give an example of any phone. If you want to talk about watches then again apple is the last in the party

31. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Yeah Huawei IS NOT TROLLING nobody.. Parena crap site talking bull$hit and now everybody following their stupid words ! Huawei on presentation is saying in good way not in bad way .. !!

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'll be getting it, if it delivers multitasking.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol force touch APIs will be trolling no one, except the suckers that think it's useful like you.

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