Huawei has made their latest Android phone official, and as you might expect there's a lot more to the Mate S than meets the eye. An all new interaction system that rivals Apple's Force Touch system is in place, and well as an interesting Octa-code processor to power this Android 5.1.1 experience.
Assuming you don't have a bag of oranges around that needs to be weighed right this second — no seriously, this phone does that — here's what you need to know about the Huawei Mate S.
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, EMUI 3.1|
|Display||5.5-inch AMOLED ONCELL display, 1920 x 1080|
|Processor||Hisilicon Kirin 935, Octa Core: Quad 2.2GHz + Quad 1.5GHz|
|Rear Camera||13MP with AF, BSI, F2.0, OIS, Dual color-temp LED flashes|
|Front Camera||8MP, FF, BSI, F2.4, LED soft light|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, ALS, Proximate, HALL|
|GPS||Compatible with GPS/ Beidou/ GLONASS/AGPS|
|Battery||2700mAh (Typ.) 2620mAh (min.) Lithium Polymer|
|Dimensions||149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2mm|
|Colors||Mystic Champagne, Titanium Grey, others vary by region|
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What are the different battery specs for?
This is something that I've seen on a few devices. I guess there's some variance in the actual capacity of the battery, so they tell you "should be around X, but definitely not less than Y."
Octa-code????? Posted via the Android Central App
Lol they insist on forcing ever increasing screen sizes on us, and then to top it all off they put smaller batteries in. Here's a revolutionary idea, how about smaller screens and bigger batteries? Posted via Android Central App
better yet, bigger screens and bigger batteries
+1 Posted via the Android Central App
As it happens Huawei shrunk the size of the Mate. The Mate 7 was 6-inches.
in this case it's gettin' smaller..the first mate was 6.1"..the second 6"..and now 5.5" ... ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
Maybe they've seen the error of their ways. Posted via Android Central App
Nobody's forcing you EVER! Try typing and browsing on a less than 5" device.. Posted.
Am not looking forward to force touch this and force touch that. --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
LG-G2 on Lollipop.
Force touch may be useful, but I have yet to think of a real example that it it proves extremely useful. A longpress can do most of what force touch may be trying to do. If the iPhone 6s does have force touch and it simply replaces long press commands, that will REALLY leave older iPhone users in the dust. So will they replace Force Touch on the iPhone 6 and below with a long press, then it makes the argument of why Force Touch is a good idea at all. It seems like a complicated solution to a problem that seems to be solved already.
Didn't they have something like force touch in a way with the Blackberry Storm? Except the whole touchscreen was like that. Posted via the Android Central App
Imagine weighing a dime bag on the fly.... Posted via the Android Central App
The knuckle operation seems kind of odd to me.
Yet to see a Huawei phone that looks original Posted via the Android Central App
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