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Huawei Brings Out Mate S; Introduces Force Touch Ahead of Apple

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Huawei Brings Out Mate S; Introduces Force Touch Ahead of Apple

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All this while, we have been talking about Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s which is expected to feature the Force Touch technology. But guess who just beat Apple to it? The Chinese company – Huawei. It has released it’s new Mate S with the Force Touch technology.

huawei mate s force-touch

Well, let’s give Huawei some credit of its own too, because apart from the force touch, this phone also has many other quirky features that are perhaps exclusive to this model. For example, it has a “hard pressing” base for the screen which helps to bring up app shortcuts and multi-tasked apps, it can also zoom on portions of photos, and very interestingly can also use the screen as a set of weighing scales.

Now as if that wasn’t enough, Huawei has a new technology whereby the Mate S’ touch screen is not only ‘finger-friendly’ but also ‘knuckle-friendly’. This phone features the first ever, Knuckle Sense 2.0, which allows you to use your knuckles on the display for different actions such as – cropping photos or launching apps. All this can be done with a knuckle-scribbled letter shortcut.

What’s more? This smartphone also has a new-generation digit decipherer. So, just a vertical slide across the fingerprint sensor and you will be able to see your notifications, and if you horizontally slide across the fingerprint sensor, you can scroll through images. And there’s still more! This feature can also act as a selfie trigger.

huawei mate s

Tired? Too bad. We still have to talk about the display and design of the Mate S. The Mate S comes with a 5.5 inch display and 401ppi sharpness, it also comes with a full metal “dual diamond cut” unibody build. The screen has a 2.5D curve and the thickest point of this phone is just 2.65mm. Huawei has also reportedly compared the Mate S’s compact nature to the iPhone 6’s. By stating that, although the display size is the same, the Huawei model will have a smaller overall footprint.

On the camera front, it has a 13MP camera sensor with an optical image stabilization on the rear and also comes with an “anti-scratch” sapphire glass on the lens. The battery guarantees a days worth of power with 2 hours of talk time after just 10 minutes of charging, which is apparently five times faster than the iPhone 6.

The phone comes with a dual SIM support, and in four colour variants of pink, champagne, grey and gold. There are also two storage variations of the Huawei Mate S – the grey and champagne handsets with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage will be priced at 649 Euros which is approximately Rs. 48,277, while the gold and pink versions are the premium editions, with 3GB RAM and 64GB storage and will be priced at 699 Euros which is approximately Rs. 51,998. The phone will go on sale in the United Kingdom in September while pre-orders will begin on the 15th of September onwards.

Will Apple win this race? Stay tuned to our website to find out more.

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Rachel Issac
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Rachel Issac, very much like Jon Snow, knows nothing. She likes to sleep, read, write and watch TV. Asymmetrical things bother her and she currently uses her spare time to write for iGyaan.in.
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Aapoorv Malpekar
Aapoorv Malpekar

Force touch is an old tech which samsung was having from its 1st gen note series which detects the pressure applied.