If you have to ask how much the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is, then you can’t really afford it.
Huawei, in partnership with Porsche Design, launched the smartphone along with the P20 Pro and the P20. One variant is priced at €1,695 (around P110,130 or $2,100), and the more expensive model costs €2,095 (P136,119 $2,600) — or almost the equivalent to two Apple iPhone Xs.
Those prices are matched with coveted features. First, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS comes with as much as a whopping 512GB of internal memory. Second, it has two fingerprint sensors. One is placed on the back, and the other is embedded under its 6-inch curved OLED screen with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Yes, just like the Vivo X21 UD.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS comes with as much as 512GB of memory. It has two fingerprint sensors. One is placed on the back, and the other is embedded under its 6-inch curved OLED screen with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Yes, just like the Vivo X21 UD.
It doesn’t look like the Huawei P20 Pro and P20. While the main cameras on the latter are vertically arranged on the top-left side of the back panel, they’re right smack in the middle on the Mate RS, above the rear-mounted fingerprint reader and the Porsche Design logo. Up front, you’ll see no iPhone X-style cutout, though take note that you can always enable the “No Notch” feature on the non-RS devices.
However, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS sports the same 24-megapixel front-facing camera and triple-rear-camera system on the P20 Pro. The second setup sees a 40-megapixel color sensor paired with a 20-megapixel black-and-white unit and a 8-megapixel telephoto sensor that allows for up to 3x magnification. It’s the same system that has catapulted the Huawei P20 Pro to the top of DxOMark’s “Smartphones with the Best Cameras” ranking.
Other specs and features to take note of: Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor with a dedicated neural-processing unit, 6GB of RAM, 4,000mAh battery with support for wireless charging, the first Huawei premium smartphone to have it; IP67 water- and dust-resistant rating; and Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1.
The device comes in black and red and will go on sale in Europe, a continent where the brand is popular, starting April 12. No word on when — or if — it’s arriving in the Philippines. If ever, only a few units might be released in the country.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS specs
- 6-inch OLED display; 2,880 x 1,440 resolution (18:9)
- HiSilicon Kirin 970
- 6GB RAM
- 256GB/512GB of expandable storage
- Triple rear cameras (40MP color + 20MP monochrome + 8MP telephoto) with dual-tone LED flash
- 24-megapixel front camera
- IP67 rating
- 4,000mAh battery
- Fingerprint sensor: under-display and rear-mounted
- Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1
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