Other than the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the Chinese technology company also announced the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS smartphone.
Unlike their previous collaborations with the sports car manufacturer, there’s more to the new Mate RS than a redesigned Huawei smartphone. The new Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will borrow a lot of characteristics from the new P20 Pro, but with drastic improvements to give its own identity.
First, it would come with an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This makes Huawei one of the first manufacturers to incorporate the said technology on a smartphone. However, we’re kind of bewildered about its actual use considering that this device still has another dedicated fingerprint scanner on the back.
The phone also comes with a better 6-inch OLED screen. It’s just like the P20 Pro but at a sharper resolution of 2880 x 1440.
The Huawei Mate RS is also equipped with three rear cameras. There’s a 40-megapixel sensor that shoots in full color, a 20-megapixel one for taking monochrome pictures, and an extra 8-megapixel shooter with a telephoto lens.
Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.1
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 6-inch FullView OLED display, 2880 x 1440 pixel resolution, ~538ppi
- 2.3GHz Kirin 970 octa-core processor
- Dedicated NPU processor
- 6GB RAM
- Mali-G72 MP12 GPU
- 256GB/512GB internal storage
- 24-megapixel front camera, f/2.0
- 40-megapixel (RGB, f/1.8) + 20-megapixel (Monochrome, f/1.6) + 8-megapixel (Telephoto, f/2.4) rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
- Laser autofocus, Depth autofocus
- 960fps slow-motion, 4K video recording
- In-Screen and Rear fingerprint scanners
- IP67 water and dust resistant
- Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, dual-Band, hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB Type-C, DisplayPort 1.2
- Dimensions: 152.9 x 72.5 x 8.5mm
- Weight: 183g
- Colors: Black, Red
- 4,000mAh battery
Out of Huawei’s new releases, it looks like the Mate RS is the most exciting one. With that, don’t be surprised that it costs more. Its 6GB/256GB variant has a price of EUR1,695 (~Php110,100) while the 6GB/512GB model costs EUR2,095 (~Php136,100). For comparison, the Huawei P20 Pro is priced at EUR899 (~Php58,600).