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Mate S: Huawei's skinny metal powerhouse (pictures)

We take a close-up look at Huawei's latest metal superphone, the Mate S.

Kent German
Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
Kent German
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BERLIN -- The Mate S has a 5.5-inch AMOLED display that extends almost to either side of the phone. According to Huawei, it takes up 73 per cent of the Mate S's front face.

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The all-metal skin comes in "mystic champagne" and "titanium gray."

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The main camera has a 13-megapixel resolution. Next to the lens around back is a dual LED flash.

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Like the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, the Mate S has a fingerprint sensor just below the lens for unlocking the phone.

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We can never resist taking a smartphone's camera for a spin.

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Personalize the display with a variety of themes.

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Huawei's interface runs on top of Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

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On the bottom end are speakers and the Micro-USB charger port.

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Flip the Mate S on its side to show off the slim 7.2mm profile.

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Browse through the Mate S' Settings menu to adjust the phone's features to your liking.

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