Specs and Price: Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design……
The collaboration between both brands Porsche and Huawei is a masterpiece with some nice design and off the charts aesthetics. You might have taught the spearhead of Huawei’s flagship was the Huawei P20 Pro but the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design is the phone to beat. It also has a better spec sheet compared to the Huawei P20 Pro like an under display fingerprint sensor, wireless charging, more storage space and a better display. However, the smartphone is quite expensive, so let’s see if it is actually worth the luxury.
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design Key Specs and Features
- 6.0-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 2880 pixels (538 ppi)
- Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 CPU with 6GB RAM
- 256GB/512GB built-in storage with no support for a memory card
- Triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MP camera and a 24MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (rear & under display)
- Wireless charging
- IP67 certification
- 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
Design and Display
A first glance at the smartphone and you would notice the standout svelte build. Instead of going for the iPhone X type of notch, it looks more like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with its curved display. You would see trimmed bezels with ‘PORSCHE DESIGN” inscription at the bottom. On the rear panel, the smartphone has the same camera arrangement as the Huawei P20 Pro with the fingerprint sensor below followed by Porsche’s logo and then Huawei at the far bottom.
Sporting an 18:9 aspect ratio, the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design has tall crisp display which is quite attractive. You would also notice that the screen is actually curved at the side an impressive feat common to the Samsung flagships. Towering up to 6.-inch the smartphone as an AMOLED screen with a nice contrast and vividly clear colour reproduction. Besides the high 1440 X 2288 pixels resolution, there is also an under display fingerprint sensor built-in.
Battery and Camera
Same as the Huawei P20 Pro, the smartphone carries enough juice to keep the smartphone on for enough time. This possible with the fairly large 4, 000mAh battery on the smartphone with quick charge technology to help. As an addition, the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design has wireless charging capability which according to Huawei charges faster than the iPhone X.
In the camera department, the smartphone is entirely the same with the Huawei P20 Pro. This means there are 3 rear cameras consisting of a 40MP f/1.8 RGB camera along with an f/1.6 20MP monochrome camera and an 8MP camera for 3X optical zoom. Even up to 5x hybrid optical zoom can be attained with the help of the 40MP sensor. All of these coming from their partnership with Leica, the camera company supplying the lens. While for selfies, there is a 24MP camera which performs quite well in low light.
Hardware and Software
Nothing much changes in the hardware section as you still have Huawei’s own set of chipset in play. That is an Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor with cores clocking at 2.4GHz and 1.8GHz respectively. As regards graphics, the smartphone relies on a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU to do the trick.
Furthermore, multitasking is quite smooth with 6GB internal memory space. There are two storage variants, a lesser 256GB and the more premium 512GB variant which is the first of its kind when it comes to built-in storage. Like the others, the smartphone has no space for memory card which means no storage expansion. Then there’s the latest EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo greeting you from the box.
Pricing and Availability
You could get the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design for a whopping 753, 000 Naira for the 256GB model while the 512GB variant has a 931, 000 Naira price tag.
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design Specs
|Release date||October 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||154.20 x 74.50 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Screen size (inches)||6.00|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||402|
|Processor make||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970|
|Rear Flash||Dual LED|
|Operating System||Android 8.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|