Porsche Design-ed Mate 9 comes with dual edge display, 6 GB RAM and a whopping price


Along with the "regular" Mate 9, Huawei today announced a Porsche Design version, with a design crafted from the world-famous studio. Naturally, it is going to be an "exceptional" and "limited edition" version that will go for a higher price than the ordinary Mate 9 phablet. So, what are the differences?

For starters, this will be the rumored "curved screen" version of the Mate 9, meaning that it has a flexible AMOLED screen that is wrapped towards both sides of the glass and metal fusion body, like on the S7 edge. The back is also curved symmetrically with the front, and meets at a point that is just 3mm thick, which Huawei calls "visual thinness." 

The Porsche Design-ed Mate 9 sports a 5.5" diagonal, and comes in an OLED form with Quad HD resolution - you know, just like the S7 edge. Other than that, it shares the new Kirin 960 chipset that ships with blazing A73 cores, beating even the Snapdragon 821 when it comes to raw power, but upgrades the RAM to 6 GB, and the storage to 256 GB. It also has the same Leica-stamped camera duo on the rear, but the finger scanner has been moved to the front here.

That's all fine and dandy, but how much for the bad boy? Well, come Christmas you can get it as a present for yourself in Porsche Design Stores for € 1,395, and we wouldn't even want to translate this price in dollars.

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2400 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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18 Comments

2. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The front looks more like SAMSUNG DESIGN

5. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Rectangle screen in the front with Android icons and a piece of glass layered on top of it, charging port on the bottom... Yes, its a copy of Samsung's design.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

simply change that "porsche design" with samsung logo

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

1395 € = 1540 $ lel

8. emcdonald75

Posts: 163; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I wish this phone could be sold to the US market at a reasonable price. I am not paying $1500+ for a cell phone. This would be the phone that would encourage me to switch back to Android. The Note 7 was that phone until T-Mobile cancelled my order due to the Note 7 battery fiasco.

13. iPhoneBolt

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

You can buy 3 xiaomi mi note 2's at that price, and still save over a 100 us dollars......!!

10. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

This phone is gorgeous. Yes it's looks like Samsung from front , but from back its looks amazing. I hope Samsung starts to use metal back like this one then glass backs . I really loved it . I love beautiful phones no matter what brands they are from .

11. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Other tech sites state this phone comes with 5.5" screen not 5.9" as mentioned here. That being said, the phone looks neat and the specs are just as good. The porsche design logo should go on the back.

14. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Samsung stick a batman badge or iron man badge on a phone and dont up the specs. They charge double the amount for the phone and people pay it.

15. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

Hahaha money talks!

17. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Uhhh will it finally support 4k recording

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