[Tech & Gadgets]
Huawei Technologies Malaysia launched their latest flagship device, Huawei Mate S at Ruyi & Lyn in Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur on 27 October 2015. The Huawei Mate S comes with cutting edge specifications, style, and simplicity and is a sign of Huawei’s growing commitment in creating a premium look and feel in each of its devices.
“At Huawei, we constantly have a hand on the pulse of consumers, always listening to their evolving digital lifestyle needs. It is because of this commitment that Huawei has come so far in both business performance and consumer loyalty. We are proud that our smartphone revenue grew by 87% in the first half of 2015 – it is a sign of the strength and performance of our devices. We’re running a marathon as far as our consumer business is concerned, and we are in it for the long run,” said Peter Tong, President of South Pacific Region, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei Technologies Malaysia, when addressing the media at the official unveiling of Huawei Mate S this morning.
“In line with our continuous commitment to meet changing consumer needs, Huawei Mate S redefines design and experience, both inspired by human interaction through touch. It marks our commitment not only to the premium segment but also to cater to each individual category of consumers with devices with the most premium touch, feel, looks, and experience,” he said.
“Our Mate series has come a long way in its heritage of combining design and technology. It is a one-of-a-kind device engineered and designed to respond to real lifestyle needs.” Peter explained.
The Huawei Mate S exudes stylish simplicity with its refined slim full metal body finish and curved edges, and comes with the Fingerprint Sense 2.0. This new feature allows users to quickly respond to important calls, tailored control notifications, or shoot selfies. apart from unlocking the smartphone with a fingerprint. The more accurate self-learning function improves fingerprint recognition speeds by 100% and allows functions such as sliding to scroll through pictures, slide up and down to collapse or display the notification bar, double-tap to erase unread notifications and more. Through a long finger press, phone calls can be answered or switched to a hands free mode, as well as turning off the alarm clock.
The Huawei Mate S improves on the Knuckle Sense technology with Knuckle Sense 2.0, which offers a smooth transition between applications using customized knuckle shortcuts on the Gorilla Glass 4 screen to complete different actions on the smartphone. A screen shot can be captured by circling the screen with a knuckle, obtain a full screen shot through double tapping, as well as ways capture partial and irregular screen shots; applications too can be opened using a knuckle to slide letters defined by the user. For instance, the letter “C” can be designated to turn on the camera. Double knuckle screen recording mode captures and records screen motion video and supports social media sharing.
The Huawei Mate S comes with diamond cutting, CNC carving, nanotechnology, and a sapphire lens that is part of the phone’s seamless metal body. Camera wise, the Huawei Mate S has a powerful selfie feature that includes an eight mega pixel front camera with a soft, front light and a new algorithm for skin polishing. It’s also easier for users to take a selfie by using the fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone as a shutter button.
The camera is compatible with a manual adjustment of ISO, exposure compensation, exposure time, and more, thus bringing DSLR-capabilities to a smartphone. It is also compatible with different focus modes, as well as equipped with the grid function and flash-assisted focusing. The real-time black and white filter mode automatically takes classy photos through three varieties of black and white filters. The mode includes intensity adjustments that users can apply for their individual artistic expressions.
The Huawei Mate S comes with Huawei’s signature 2 years premium warranty, 1-1 exchange during first year of warranty period, free door-to-door repair pick-up and after service delivery, one year LCD crack warranty, and priority service at any Huawei authorized service center. The first 3,000 Mate S consumers in Malaysia will also receive a Mate S Bespoke Royal Selangor VIP Pewter Card, an exclusive offer in the South Pacific region.
Screen: 5.5″, AMOLED, ONCELL, FHD
Front Camera: 8MP, FF, BSI, F2.4, LED soft light
Rear Camera: 13MP, AF, BSI, F2.0, Dual color-temp LED flashes
Size: 149.8*75.3*7.2 mm
CPU: Hisilicon Kirin 935, 4x 2.2GHz + 4x 1.5GHz, 8 core
GPU: MALI 628
Battery: 2700mAh (Typ.)
Sensor: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, ALS, Proximate, HALL
GPS: Compatible with GPS/ GLONASS/AGPS
System: EMUI3.1, Android 5.1
Compatible with dual 4G SIM card
Audio Hardware: Compatible with 3Mic
FM reception, external earplug antenna
Supporting NFC function
Colour: Prestige gold
The Huawei Mate S is currently available in retail stores in Prestige Gold, and has the recommended retail price of RM 2,698.00
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