Poll results: Would you buy an expensive limited edition phone like the Porsche Design Mate 9?

We asked you last week if you are willing to pay a premium for exclusive versions of popular handsets, and the answer was a resounding "Nope." Word to the wise.

Last week, the Chief Operations Officer of Porsche Design took the stage during the Huawei Mate 9 announcement, to present a limited edition of the phablet with an exclusive design. The unique Mate 9 version crafted in cooperation with the Germans has a 5.5" QHD display, curved symmetrically towards the sides, and is made of glass and metal. It is also quite the upgrade in terms of memory, as it sports 6 GB of RAM against the Mate 9's 4 GB, and 256 GB of storage from the box. 

The exclusive handset, however, will cost EUR 1395 when it lands, which translates to about $1550. This is twice the regular Mate 9's pricing, but very similar to, say, the Porsche Design BlackBerry, or to Samsung's special edition flagships like the Galaxy S7 edge Batman-themed Injustice Edition. Needless to say, we all want to be different and unique, and some even have money to do it, so there is some market out there for such limited series devices, but it is not large by any measure.

Would you buy an expensive limited edition phone like the Porsche Design Mate 9?


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Mate 9 Porsche Design
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