Every year we see a palm stretching Mate phablet, with impressive battery backup, form Huawei camp at IFA, and this year, It is the Mate S. Yup, It is isn’t Mate 8, but Mate S, and S most probably stands for small as the Mate S, while still qualifying as a phablet, is considerably smaller than its predecessors.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 sports a 5.5 Inch full HD AMOLED display, and has a familiar slim (7.3 mm) and slick Huawei Mate series design with very narrow bezels. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 4 on top and can sense different levels of pressure.
On the inside, Mate S includes 8-core Kirin 935 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz and assisted by 3GB RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB expandable storage depending on the variant you choose. Right below the camera where you index finger naturally rests, a finger print sensor is present for secure and convenient unlock.
Imaging hardware is equally impressive. You get a 13 MP rear camera with an RGBW sensor, optical image stabilization and dual LED flash, and an 8 MP selfie shooter also with flash.
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Other features include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS and a 2700mAh battery.
There are a slew of colors to choose from depending on which storage variant you opt for. Huawei sates that the Mate S will be available in 30 countries starting from 649 Euros (48,000 INR approx). For now, we are glad that the size has been bumped down. Take a look at the promotional video below.