That means it's still 2.4GHz Wi-Fi only, but it does have Kirin 935 over 930. In my quick benchmark test last week, it's not a massive difference. http://jmcomms.com/2015/09/03/hands-...hmark-results/ Oh, and the fingerprint reader is excellent - so fast it's as good as instant.
It's a nice phone and I got some great pics (sorry, another link to my site but the mods shouldn't mind as I don't sell anything or have any ads - http://jmcomms.com/2015/09/03/huawei...-day-and-night ) but I am still surprised.
Seems the next big phone to get excited about will be in November, although this one isn't going to be Huawei branded...! I'm hoping to get a test unit in a month or so, fingers crossed.
Perhaps the best thing about the Mate S is the fast charging, although that isn't Quick Charge 2.0 or anything - just faster than the P8 which seems to struggle to charge quickly even with a 2.1A PSU. I wonder if is limited in how much power it can draw? It's the one thing I dislike most about my P8, more than the lack of 5GHz Wi-Fi.
Unfortunately, I had to give mine back at the end of my recent trip to Berlin with Huawei, so I won't be able to review it any further.. but it's a phone that I'd gladly replace my P8 to use.