We all expected Huawei to release the Mate 8 flagship at IFA Berlin. However, later the company released a new teaser which showed the letter ‘S’. Given that the recent leaked images of the flagship was almost similar to the Mate 7, we believed that the next Huawei flagship was going to be called as the Mate 7S. However, earlier today, we spotted the Huawei Mate S on a certification website, which means the name is almost official.
GCF (Global Certification Forum) recently certified a device with the marketing name as the Huawei Mate S. This kind of fixes the confusion that was associated with this device. So, we will most likely see the new Mate S handset at IFA Berlin this year.
We have already seen that the phone will look almost the same as last year’s Huawei Mate 7. The all metal body, camera and fingerprint sensor placement are all in line with the previous generation model. However, when it comes to specs, the Huawei Mate S is expected to feature the Kirin 935 chipset that powers the Huawei P8 flagship. Further, the phone is rumored to come with 3GB RAM, 5.7-inch full HD 1080p display,20MP rear camera sensor, and Android 5.0.
One of the highlights of the device is going to be the touchscreen. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei had earlier said that the new flagship Mate S was going to come with a unique touchscreen. Later we saw a couple of posters highlighting the words, “The power of touch”. From all these hints, it looks like the Mate S will feature a Force Touch display. We already know that the Axon Mini will come with this screen, but it look like the Mate S will probably release first in the market.
Anyways, stay tuned for more information.[source]