Huawei has unveiled the follow-up to last year’s Ascend Mate 7 with a whole host of interesting upgrades.

The Mate S has stuck to the high end price range with the phone retailing for between €600-€700  depending on memory and case selection. It’s the most expensive phone ever released by Huawei, with the previous model retailing for €499-599. It appears they have the confidence to bring the new flagship even closer to iPhone 6’s domain.

And the price isn’t the only thing Huawei is competing with the iPhone on. The Mate S appears to have beaten Apple to the punch by introducing a Force Touch feature. Apple was anticipated to reveal the same feature this week for their upcoming iPhone.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com