Huawei Devices pulls curtain back on Mate S at IFA pre-show

Chinese tech giant presents new flagship smartphone in Berlin

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Huawei Devices pulls curtain back on Mate S at IFA pre-show A feature called Knuckle 2.0 allows users to use their knuckles to crop and edit images, and even open applications by drawing a letter on the screen.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 3, 2015

Huawei has unveiled its Mate S handset ahead of IFA Berlin 2015, company announced today.

IN PICS: Huawei's Mate S

The Mate S' processor is a quad-core 2.2GHz or quad-core 1.5GHz HiSilicon Kirin 935. It runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop); comes with 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32 or 64GB, expandable to 128GB; and is 2.65mm thick.

The handset's screen is a 5.5-inch 2.5D AMOLED FHD display. 2.5D can mean a number of things, but Huawei's is "a contoured glass screen with a seamless border", said to make swiping gestures easier. Some versions of the phone will come with Force Touch, Huawei said.

For the first time, according to Huawei, a smartphone camera will provide a "professional photography experience". The Mate S allows users to "control aspects like shutter speed, exposure and light saturation", according to Huawei. It also includes a real-time black-and-white filter.

IN PICS: Huawei's Mate S

The Mate S includes Fingerprint 2.0, which allows for "smart fingerprint sliding". That means users can now use the fingerprint sensor to control the smartphone: users can answer calls, take pictures, control brightness or browse the Web, without taking their finger off the sensor.

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