Huawei’s new flagship device, the Mate S is now available for purchase in all Vodacom stores.
Building on the Huawei Mate 7 smartphone, the Mate S features a 5,5-inch 2.5D AMOLED screen complete with a new luxury-focused design packed with innovative technology to deliver the best possible Android experience.
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. It can also be used to control the notification bar, erase unread notifications, preview pictures, and hold and take phone calls.
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.
The Mate S also comes equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera complete with an advanced sensor with optical image stabilisation, dual color-temp LED flash lights, and independent image signal processor camera units, all of which combine to capture higher quality pictures faster. The Mate S takes camera capabilities one-step further by offering an 8-megapixel front camera with soft, front lights to improve selfies.