Porsche & Huawei come together to launch a Rs 1.68 lakh phone!

Move over iPhone X! Huawei have taken the P20 Pro smartphone to the next level with the Porsche Design Mate RS sporting a 40MP camera & up to 512 GB storage!

Porsche Design isn’t your run-off-the-mill department that splashes Porsche logos on ordinary products and sells them to gullible customers who have never been in a Porsche before! They have launched a variety of Porsche themed products, from the usual fashion and accessories to luggage and timepieces. Porsche Design have even designed a train and luxury residences called the Porsche Design Tower!

A fine example from Top Gear explaining the art of car manufacturers selling merchandise

So you get the drift, they create some cool stuff and now Porsche Design have partnered with Huawei to create the Mate RS. Like its RS supercar lineup, the Porsche and Huawei have taken the regular P20 Pro and maybe even made it better in some ways.

A bit of news update first, the Huawei P20 Pro is the latest smartphone to come from the Chinese manufacturer and it has taken phones up a few notches, especially in the camera department with three sensors at the back, a 40MP primary camera, a 20MP monochrome one and an 8MP telephoto lens to finish it off. There are lots of AI cleverness to combine all these capable hardware together to create some great photos. (On a side note, its sort of the spiritual successor to the Nokia 808 Pureview/Lumia 1020 that some of us have been praying for!)

The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS takes the P20 Pro and made it better! The P20 Pro’s iPhone X-like notched display for a curved AMOLED display like on the Samsung Galaxy S9, and an under display fingerprint scanner. It’s a symphony of glass and metal, available in black.


It comes in two versions, the base 256 GB which costs €1,695 (about Rs 1.35 lakhs) and the top end 512 GB is about €2,095 (about Rs 1.68 lakhs).

If you have a Porsche and have the spare cash lying about, go for it!

Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS Specifications

BODY Dimensions 152.9 x 72.5 x 8.5 mm (6.02 x 2.85 x 0.33 in)
Weight 183 g (6.46 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP67 certified – dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~538 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
– EMUI 8.1
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 256/512 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary Triple: 40 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7″, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.6) + 8 MP (f/2.4), Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], 1080p, [email protected]
Secondary 24 MP, autofocus, f/2.0, 1080p
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprints (rear-mounted and under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
– Qi wireless charging
– XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

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