Huawei trolls Apple, weighs an orange to show off the pressure-sensing display on the Mate S
posted by Mihai A. / Sep 02, 2015, 11:52 AM
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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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 11:57 AM 14
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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...
posted on Sep 03, 2015, 3:22 AM 0
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Apples gonna troll them with those sales figures.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 11:59 AM 10
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:04 PM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 2:02 PM 0
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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!
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 6:39 PM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 12:35 PM 6
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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
posted on Sep 02, 2015, 1:08 PM 4
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