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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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