Hold up, folks! If you have not bought a Huawei Mate 10, or the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, then you may want to stop because, Huawei has just unveiled a new Porsche Design-branded Mate device inspired by the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, called Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. This is one of the rare times where acronym synonymous with sports car is used on a smartphone and like the RS of the automobile world, this device has quite a bit to shout about.
It shares the same AI-infused Kirin 970 chipset found on the Mate 10, backed by 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB onboard storage, which, together with 1.2 Gbps (Cat. 18) connectivity, kind of make this device fitting for its Porsche namesake. For those willing to drop a hefty €1,550 for it (yes, that’s how much this thing costs!), you’d be glad that this smartphone is not a luxe rebadge of the Mate 10.
In addition to having a quite a bit of storage there, it also touts the first for Huawei: two fingerprint sensors with one them being an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The other “standard” fingerprint sensor is located on its back. And it appears to have a vastly different main camera setup too. On the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is a Leica Triple Camera system comprising of a 40MP RGB, a 20MP Monochrome and a 8MP Telephoto cameras with Hybrid Zoom.
Other notables include a metal and curved glass construction, 6-inch Fullview OLED display 18:9 aspect ratio, a 4,000 mAh battery that promised 2 days usage, 10 watt wireless quick charge that can take it from zero to 58 percent in 30 minutes, hover-to-wake feature, dual SLS (super linear system) seaports with Dolby Atmos, Android 8.1 Oreo, and dual SIM support.
For roughly US$1,910, you will also bag a customized leather smart flip cover described as “first class” and Porsche Design premium stereo headset. Look out for it this May, or if you wish, you can secure a set by pre-ordering it over at Porsche Design online store as we speak.
Huawei via The Verge.