Huawei took the stage to announce world’s first smartphone to feature 512GB internal storage. The Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design smartphone was launched in an special event held at Paris along with Huawei P20 and P20 Pro launch. It is a limited edition phone and considered to be the signature of luxury smartphones. It’s price is incredibly huge and might shock you. Looking at it’s price, you might consider to wait for another android face to come up with such storage instead of buying this one. Smartphone is redesigned version of Huawei P20 Pro with few notable differences like storage, ditching the notch, in-display fingerprint sensor and center-placing of rear triple cameras.
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design Features, Price and Availability
Huawei’s luxury smartphone, Mate Porsche Design RS, where RS stands for Racing sports, features a 6-inch Quad HD+ display with 2880 x 1440 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is rated IP67 dust and water resistant. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo based EMUI 8.1 and powered by HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor (4 x 2.36GHz, 4 x 1.8GHz). It has 6GB RAM paired with either 256GB or 512GB internal storage.
Company has ditched the notch on display, which were seen in all Huawei P20 variants including Huawei P20 Lite. Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design phone keeps the triple camera setup on the rear panel but has changed the position from left to center. Both vertically stacked rear camera and notched display is a design often tagged to Apple iPhone X and this being the luxury device from company, has removed both such designs for the shake of brand value.
The Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design just like the Huawei P20 Pro sports three vertical rear cameras featuring three sensors of 40 megapixel with f/1.8 aperture, 20 megapixel with f/1.6 aperture and 8 megapixel with f/2.4 aperture. Triple camera supports Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash. On the front panel, it packs 24 megapixel auto-focus camera with f/2.0 aperture. Smartphone supports a 360-degree Face Unlock feature, said to unlock the smartphones in as little as 0.6 seconds.
Handset is powered with 4000mAh capacity battery supported with SuperCharge fast charging technology, which is claimed to fill 55% battery juice in 30 minutes. Another notable difference is packing of under-display fingerprint sensor for waking up the phone through hover of your finger. Together it also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It measures 152.9 x 72.5 x 8.5 mm in dimensions and weighs at 183 gram.
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design Price is USD 2,102 (roughly translates into INR 1,35,990) for 6GB/256GB variant and USD 2,598 (approx Rs.1,68,999) for 512GB/6GB variant. It will be available in Black and Red colour options. However, Red is exclusive to China only while Black will be launched globally. It will go on sale starting from 12th April, 2018 in few countries. It is highly unlikely that phone will be launched in India because no Porsche design phones have launched here till date.