IFA is very nearly upon us and Huawei has just teased part of its announcement. The company seems to be planning to unveil a new MateS smartphone, which supposedly boasts some improved high-end specifications and new Incredible Touch, aka Force Sense, touchscreen technology.
This Force Touch technology is said to be the big new feature with the MateS and will allow for pressure-sensitive interactions with the smartphone’s display. It’s not exactly clear what Huawei has planned for this technology, but we will probably see some new UI features or gesture shortcuts. Judging from the teasers, “knocking” will also have something to do with it.
— Huawei Device (@HuaweiDevice) September 1, 2015
As for hardware specifications, the latest rumors point to a slightly smaller 5.7-inch display than the Mate7’s 6-inch panel. The resolution is said to be 1080p, while the phone will be powered by a Kirin 935 SoC and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The phone is also said to come with a 20 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front facing camera, marking an all-around improvement over the already rather good Mate 7.
If you’re wondering what the handset looks like, pictures also leaked online earlier today, showcasing a familiar design and rear fingerprint scanner placement. The images appear very similar to the smartphone that leaked back at the beginning of August.
We should know all of the official details about Huawei’s MateS when the company unveils the smartphone tomorrow.