Huawei Mate S formally announced
Huawei has just announced what could be a slightly smaller version of the Mate 7 from last year — the Huawei Mate S (s could mean small). However, the Mate S uses the latest chip from HiSilicon, the Kirin 935 which is the same as the one in the P8 Max.
Huawei Mate S specs:
5.5-inch AMOLED full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core
ARM Cortex A53 1.5GHz quad-core, ARM Cortex A53 2.2GHz quad-core
Mali-T628 MP4 GPU
3GB LPDDR3 RAM
32GB, 63GB, 128GB internal storage
Up to 128GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
13MP rear AF camera f/2.0, OIS, BSI, dual-LED, dual-tone flash
8MP fixed focus, f/2.4
GPS with aGPS support
2700mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop
149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2mm (dimensions)
156 grams (weight)
Like the Mate 7, the Mate S will also have a fingerprint sensor at the back as well as an optional dual-SIM functionality where the 2nd SIM slot also doubles as a microSD card slot.
Huawei is also introducing the Force touch sensor for better on-screen navigation/gestures that will improve on the Knuckle control features of the Huawei P8.
While previous leaks indicated a price tag of $599, we’re confident it will be below the range of the Mate 7 when it was released before (sub Php25k). We still have to wait for a possible October/November release here in the Philippines though.