Chinese smartphone manufacturer is all set to unveil its next smartphone at the IFA 2016 event in Berlin scheduled in September 2016.
Planned as a successor to the Mate S and known as the Huawei Mate S2, the handset bears a striking similarity to the manufacturer’s Nexus 6P in many ways in terms of design. However, it must be kept in mind that even though the two devices look alike, their specifications are quite different. Images and specifications of the Mate S2 first appeared online on the country’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center that is popularly known as TENAA. It is worth noting that this agency is solely responsible for approving the mobile devices that can be sold in China.
From the leaked images, while the front of the gadget reminds you of just any smartphone, one aspect that is sure to catch your eye is that the Huawei Mate S2 does not feature any physical button on its front. The front gives you the impression that you are looking at an iPhone. As said earlier, it is the back of the smartphone that immediately reminds you of the manufacturer’s Nexus 6P launched last year. Therefore, it is most likely that Huawei will not have to put in much effort working on the design. Also, both handsets come with an all metal chassis and rounded corners.
The screen is one major area of difference between the devices. The upcoming Huawei gadget will sport a smaller screen of 5.5 inches size. However, a few reports and the GFXBench listing indicate the possibility of a bigger 5.9 inches screen replacing the 5.7-inch QHD screen of the Nexus offering. Not only this, the full HD 1080p screen integrates a force touch pressure sensitive display. The Mate S2 also does away with front facing speakers. These are replaced by a single stereo speaker that is located at the bottom of the gadget.The positions of the power and volume control buttons are also interchanged in the two smartphones. While the volume control button resides on top of the power button in the S2, it is the other way round in case of the 6P. But, the factremains that in both cases the buttons are located on the right sides of the gadgets.
In the camera department, the Mate device does a good job by presenting itself with a primary 16MP rear camera with LED flash and a secondary 8MP front camera. Leaked pictures also illustrate the presence of a black strip on the rear panel. The primary camera sensor and the LED flash are shown to be resting on this strip. No further specifications of these cameras have been made available by the manufacturer at the moment. Even as the primary shooter takes a boost in its pixel rating over the Mate S predecessor, the secondary snapper remains the same.
Under the hood, everything about the Huawei Mate S2 is bound to be quite different. The hardware configuration is bound to be better than the Nexus 6P by all means. The upcoming offering is said to make use of a Kirin 960 octa core 2.6GHz processor. The 64-bit HiSilicon processor is devised by the manufacturer. While discussions point towards the inclusion of 4GB RAM, things are still in the dark on the storage front. If the S2 follows its previous model S1 in this regard, then you may be able to choose from options of 32, 64 or 128GB. There are very good chances of being able to use memory cards to build up more storage space. While almost all reports mention the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, a few of them make statements that declare the Mate S2 will be the first handset to use the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat. Irrespective of the version used, the operating system will be topped with the proprietary EMUI or Emotion UI from the manufacturer for user customization.
The battery in the Huawei Mate S2 will also be more powerful than the one in the Ṁate S. With a non-removable battery of 3,500 mAh capacity; the S2 will run uninterrupted for more hours.
There are only a few days left for the IFA event and the manufacturer to make its launch. Things are definitely getting to be more exciting for Huawei fans as the days draw closer.