The Huawei Mate S with Force Touch has received GCF certification and invites for its IFA launch have been sent (Huawei)
The Huawei Mate S has received certification from the Global Certification Forum (GCF) after being recently certified by China's telecom regulatory agency TENAA, indicating that the phablet is ready to be unveiled at the upcoming IFA event next month.
Most of the specifications and features of the Huawei Mate S have already been leaked as the device was recently spotted at TENAA and has also been benchmarked on AnTuTu.
According to the listed specifications, the Huawei Mate S (SUR-TL00) features an all-metal premium build and a 5.7-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. The phablet will be powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 935 64-bit octa-core SoC listed on AnTuTu and not the previously rumored Kirin 950 processor. The Huawei Mate S will sport a 20-megapixel rear camera driven by a Sony IMX 278 sensor as well as an 8-megapixel front facing camera for selfies and video chats.
Huawei's new phablet will offer 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is most likely to come with microSD card support. Other rumored features of the Huawei Mate S include Force Touch technology and a fingerprint scanner. Force Touch technology allows the device to distinguish between soft and hard taps on the screen as it offer different functionalities based on the pressure applied by the user on the display.
Huawei has been highlighting Force Touch in its upcoming flagship and Apple has already introduced the technology in its new range of laptop and tablets. Though, the Mate S could beat Apple to the game by becoming the first smartphone to launch the Force Touch feature ahead of the iPhone 6S' launch in September.
Meanwhile, Huawei is confirmed to showcase the Mate S at the IFA 2015 on Sept. 2 as the company has sent out media invitations with the device's name on it. The IFA event will be held in Berlin, Germany Sept. 4 to 9, where other mobile OEMs such as Sony and Xiaomi will also be unveiling their new flagship devices.
Sanjit Dutt Aug 19, 2015 11:29 AM