Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is announced, costs a small fortune

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is announced, costs a small fortune
It was no secret that Huawei was going to introduce the new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones at its media event today. However, we didn't know that a third, even more advanced smartphone was to be shown as well. Introducing the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS – one of the most sophisticated, yet most expensive smartphones announced so far.

Think of the new Huawei Mate RS as a Huawei P20 Pro on steroids. It comes with the same Kirin 970 chip, the same 4000mAh battery, and the same triple camera setup at the back, including a huge, 40MP image sensor. But the fancy, 6-inch OLED screen has been curved and has a fingerprint reader built right into it. On the inside, Huawei has also packed fast wireless charging and what it calls microcapsule PCM cooling tech, as well as 256 or 512GB of built-in storage. The phone comes in either black or red.

As it is clear to see in the pictures below, Huawei has added a second fingerprint scanner on the Mate RS. Positioned at the back, it can be used to unlock the phone or launch a secure area of the phone's memory for your private files. Meanwhile, hovering a finger above the reader built into the display will wake the phone in case you just need to take a peek at your notifications. 

Pricing for the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS stands at €1,695 for the 6GB RAM+256GB storage model. Bumping the capacity to 512GB will bring the figure to €2,095. The red model is set to launch in mainland China only.

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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

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12 Comments

1. bucknassty

Posts: 1330; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

O... MY.... HUAWEI has sent some earthquakes through the android ecosystem. in regards to national security has anything come up about the 970 sending info to china servers? this is a tempting device!

2. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Fantastic phone! 2 fingerprint sensors! Amazing design! Great camera! But the price is soo much!

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Beautiful, gorgeous device! Price is very steep but it ticks all the right boxes...

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3130; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Almost... It didn't have 3.5mm jack

4. tani24

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Unfortunately...that price: Otherwise, I'm sold on this great gorgeous phone!

5. Elvis358

Posts: 223; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Looks better than orignial huawei p20 pro tho.

8. devilz

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2008

definitely but the price is way too steep

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If it had a snapdragon (better custom ROM support), I would definitely consider this phone. I love the design (and notchless screen). So apart from SoC, it checks all my demands.

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

FFS remove the porsche design branding and give it to us for a human price.

9. hamaidx

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Looks like its a Highly Expensive ELEPHONE U PRO .... But its very very intriguing device.. Thank god it doesn't have a NOT'ouch ... :)

10. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

Adding a new level above 'premium flagship'

12. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

looks like s9+

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