Huawei has today announced its latest smartphone, the Huawei Mate S.

Announced at IFA 2015, Huawei says the  “smartphone is the human extension”, with more touch functionality through the introduction with Fingerprint Sense 2.0 software, which uses the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone to control other aspects of the phone like viewing notifications, scrolling through images without touching the display, triggering a selfie.

There’s also the Knuckle Sense 2.0, which allows for cropping of photos with your knuckles, sliding down a page to take a longer screen shot, and use it with your knuckles to trace letters as shortcuts for your essential applications.

There is also a new design with the Mate S, with a curved back that fits to the hand, and a metal body, it measures 149.9 x 75.3 x 7.5mm and has a nano coating to protect it from moisture damage, like sweat, rain and humidity.

The front also features a 2.5D display with Gorilla Glass 4, measuring 5.5 inches with 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution and a 401ppi. On the front you will also find the 13 megapixel camera that has a four-colour sensor, optical image stabilisation and a sapphire lens.

On the front there is also a 8 megapixel front-facing camera.

The Mate S also has a HiSilicon Kirin 935 octo-core chipset with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, dual-SIM capabilities and a microSD card slot.

There’s also a 2,700mAh battery with fast charging.

The Huawei Mate S will be available in Europe first with pre-orders available from September 15th.

The standard version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage will be available in grey and champagne and will cost €649. The premium version will feature 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and will be available in gold and coral, for €699.

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