If you think the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are not within your budget, wait till you check out the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS. Launched together with the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X here in London, the new smartphone has price tags that are fit for people awash with cash.
(Update, February 4: This phone is arriving in the Philippines! See Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS goes on sale in PH from Feb. 9.)
That it’s co-designed by a car company whose name is synonymous with luxury should already tell you that. The model that pairs 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage costs €1,695 (roughly P104,937 or $1,942). The variant with a whopping 512GB of memory, on the other hand, makes the steepest iPhone XS Max — retailing at P97,490 ($1,801) — look cheap by comparison with its €2,095 (P129,701 or $2,400) suggested retail price. It’s something we’d like to have, but the wallet says otherwise.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS is actually a Mate 20 Pro at its core. From the 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with a fingerprint sensor built into it; the Kirin 980 processor; and the triple-rear-camera system to the 4,200mAh battery that supports wireless reverse charging and fast charging under Huawei’s new 40-watt standard… it’s got everything the Pro has.
In fact, you can say it’s a pimped-up Huawei Mate 20 Pro with its bigger RAM and storage. And a design that screams Porsche, what with two strips of black handmade leather that flank the polished glass on the phone’s back. There’s also a red one that’s going to be limited to China.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS official product video
Preorders start now through Porsche Design’s website. Whether the Philippines will get it is probably just a matter of time, as the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 was also made available in the country through Globe Telecom.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS specs
- 6.39-inch OLED display, 3,120 x 1,440 resolution
- Octa-core Kirin 980 processor
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB expandable storage (via nano SD card)
- Triple rear cameras with Leica lens and LED flash (40MP main camera, 20MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP telephoto camera)
- 24-megapixel front camera with 3D system for face unlock
- Fingerprint sensor (in-display)
- 4,200mAh battery with 40-watt fast charging
- Android 9.0 Pie
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