Huawei unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Huawei Mate S, featuring a new luxury-focused design.
Key features of the new phone include a floating 2,5D screen, a pressure sensitive touch system and a new battery technology to give the users the maximum usages from a single charge. This is in addition to enhancements to the camera, the fingerprint reader and the touch controls introduced in previous models.
“Our goal in designing the Huawei Mate S was to develop a smartphone that offers a personalised experience, rather than a commoditised one,” says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. “The Huawei Mate S is based on insights we gathered about human interaction – most notably that touch is a natural action we take to understand our world. The Huawei Mate S redefines how we incorporate touch technology into our smartphones, breaking through the conventional way of touch screen control and ushering in new imagination for human-machine interaction.”
The Mate S features a 5.5 inch 2.5D AMOLED screen that is 7,2mm thick at the centre but with a width on the edges of just 2,65mm. The arched back cover is designed to fit into the palm of a hand, making the phone less likely to be dropped.
The phone is equipped with Fingerprint 2.0, an upgraded version of the advanced chip level security and one-key unlock technology pioneered in the Mate 7.
Fingerprint 2.0 and Knuckle Control 2.0 – technology first introduced in the Huawei P8 – simplifies how users switch between app operations and take screenshots. The feature offers users a new way to interact with their phone: drawing a “C” with their knuckle activates a camera, while double-clicking the screen with a knuckle records the screen in the form of a video. With these options, every type of touch provides an opportunity to be innovative.
The 13-megapixel rear camera features an advanced sensor with optical image stabilisation, dual colour-temp LED flash lights, and independent image signal processor camera units. The professional camera mode allows for manual adjustment of ISO, exposure compensation, exposure time, white balance and focusing, and functions such as the grid, and flash-assisted focusing.
The Mate S’s beam-forming algorithm allows all three mics to focus on the sounds coming from where the phone is facing, enabling a clear recording with minimal background noises.
The Mate S also supports Mopria printing general protocol, which includes 700 printer types across 29 leading brands.