Today is the day when 512GB phones hit the tape

Lo and behold, a €2,095 phone should bring a little something to the table, right? Besides the unique 40 MP triple camera kit that is in the P20 Pro, Huawei's luxury Mate RS, from the Porsche Design series, has a version with 6GB RAM, and, surprise, 512 GB storage listed.

While we've seen phones with 6GB and even 8GB RAM, the expensive 512 GB flash memory chips that Samsung announced back in December haven't appeared in a phone. Until today. This amount of internal storage is most than a lot of thin and light laptops that ship with SSDs are able to muster, and you'd be hard-pressed to ask for more in a phone. 

Well, that same Mate RS costs as much as an expensive laptop, too, but we digress, as it is for the jet-setting crowd. What else is unique besides design and specs and memory amount? Well, the new PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS comes with two (yes, 2) fingerprint scanners - one built into the display for the front-loving crowd, and one on the back for the other camp. Is the 512GB model a harbinger of things to come? Probably, given that 4K 60fps video is getting a cameo in more and more flagships these days.

Related phones

Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Huawei starting to make some serious phones :)

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

For real. They're really bringing it right now. I'm impressed.

11. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

as an exchange, your identity is taken by Chinese gov muahahaha..

3. Rager722 unregistered

This is insane! This much closer to 1TB phones..

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Huawei is on a roll :-)

5. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

For now. Only apple has manage to release an ipad pro 2017 model with 512GB of internal storage space. On android part however. How can it manage to run a 512GB of internal storage space without any glitches or experience a slow access if the user has manage to fill up 70% of storage space?

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

im my experience, the slow access and glitches mainly came from micro sd cards.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Comparing tablets with phones? seriously? Surface pro 3 released in 2014 had option of 512GB internal storage. Any tablet has much more room for storage. I wouldn't be surprised to see 1TB or more on a tablet.

10. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

@yalokiy And did you know that surface pro tablets utilize CISC instruction chipsets, and since it uses windows OS. Windows is pretty much more capable of handling mass storage especially if you are running on windows 8 to 10? Which is why 512GB storage is like no other? Also it uses intel processor. And that processor can handle windows OS because of its instruction set. Now compared that to the mobile version of OS. Namely IOS, Android, and other mobile OS. All of them use RISC instruction set. Managing storage is always a problem. Unlike the windows. Mobile OS isn't much optimized except for IOS. Which is why they manage to come up with a tablet that has 512GB of internal storage. And is using the A10X processor with greater single core and multi core processor scores at 4GB of ram. Meanwhile, android is still have problems when it comes to storages. An 8GB of ram is required to utilized the 256GB of internal storage. If my theory is correct. It will require 10GB of ram or more to handle 512GB of internal storage space as the OS tends to eat a lot of memory. So stop comparing windows tablet from other tablets which has different instruction set.

12. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

It's only a problem in your fantasies. Android uses Linux kernel and Linux runs on anything. Most NAS devices use ARM chipsets with very little RAM (512MB), yet they have no problem handling Terabytes of storage. Also, many Android devices support OTG since a long time, when flagship androids had 1GB RAM. Yet, they had no problem attaching and using disks with 1TB of data or more. Next time, please do some facts investigation before posting your biased theories.

13. yalokiy

Posts: 1057; Member since: Aug 01, 2016


8. SanDiegoFreddy

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 27, 2014

For the most part, I have not been into Chinese phones. But after great offerings by OnePlus and Huawei, it's undeniable that Chinese companies are rolling out wonderful flagship level phones. And they're doing it at lower price points than Apple and Samsung. After being disappointed with the current iPhones and Pixels, I'm going to take a very hard look at the OnePlus 6.

9. tallmatt81

Posts: 71; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

I can see people now, House payment or Facebook and Twitter? I can't even finish that....

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