IFA 2015: Huawei Phablet Mate S Force Touch With Ankle Control

The Huawei Mate S is the new noble Phablet from Huawei. It looks chic with aluminum case, gestures such as the knuckle control to facilitate the operation. It anticipates an innovation the next iPhone is expected.

As the first Smartphone, the Huawei Mate 2015 presented on the IFA has S a pressure-sensitive touch screen that recognizes how hard you press on the capacitive touch display (in the variant with 128 GB). So far, the manufacturer uses the technology for only a few functions: zooming in photos and in the Gallery to open enlarged thumbnail views.

On request, you can hide even the typical Android buttons at the bottom of the screen. To get, for example on the home screens, pressing more on the job, the home button is normally at the. Put objects on the display, an app can determine their weight.


Otherwise, the Phablet has a 5.5-inch display and is something less than the near relative mate 7, which definitely not shall be considered according to Huawei predecessor. The size of the mate S corresponds to about of the Galaxy S6 plus edge + or the iPhone 6.

Visually, the Smartphone comes over noble: the curved back is made of aluminum, the front side is made of Gorilla glass, the edges on the side of the display are very narrow with under 3 millimetres. 7.2 millimeters thick and 156 grams, it is relatively thin and light. You can add either an LTE SIM card and memory card into the card slot on the side of the case or two SIM cards for the dual-SIM feature.

Below the camera is a fingerprint sensor, which should have become noticeably more sensitive compared to its predecessors. It is enough to put a finger in order to unlock the device… Also, the sensor button detects gestures: by wiping can you about, for example, a photo collection scroll through, a Daniel tip delete notifications from the notification bar, tap will answer calls or provide you with the alarm clock. Most of the functions were already integrated into other models with fingerprint sensor.

Additional gestures to better serve

Otherwise, Huawei, Android 5.1.1 and the fact this Huawei surface EMUI tried 3.1 with all sorts of additional gestures to expand; so can the Smartphone for example finger ankle distinguish the difference between a large surface of the finger and a smaller, and also allows different gestures.

Technically that’s well equipped mate S like the previous: the 935 HiSilicon Kirin has eight cores GPU with up to 2.2 GHz, to get 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB Flash memory. A MicroSD slot is integrated. The 13 megapixel back camera is suited with optical image stabilizer very well for photos in dark environments, resolves the front side camera with 8 megapixel resolution.

Come on the market the mate is 699 euro S with 32 GB end of September in Germany for 649 euros, which variant costs 64-GByte. For the 128 GB version, which is equipped as a single model actually to force touch, Huawaei still no price announced. Available colors are champagne and silver.

[Update 02.09.2015 15:43]

In the original version of the message, they said force touch was still not included in the tablet. This is memory, not for the 128 GB model but only for the 32 and 64 GB variants. Based on updated information from Huawei that was corrected during the IFA press conference.