Huawei on yesterday launched the P20 and P20 Pro flagships at an event in Paris, France. The Chinese telecommunications giant also launched the Porsche Design Mate RS at the event, continuing its partnership with the luxury design house. The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS is nearly identical to the Huawei P20 Pro in terms of specifications, but it has some major design differences, with the most prominent being the removal of the notch on the display, and the centre placement of the rear triple setup – in line with the fingerprint sensor. One of the major highlight of the smartphone is that the top variant sports 512GB of inbuilt storage.
The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS price starts at EUR 1,695 (roughly Rs. 1,36,400) for the 256GB inbuilt storage variant and goes up to EUR 2,095 (roughly Rs. 1,68,600) for the 512GB inbuilt storage variant. Both variants will go on sale in select regions from April 12. It will be available in Black and Red colour variants, with the latter however exclusive to China.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS runs EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz) complete with a dedicated NPU (neural processing unit). This gives it the same AI processing chops as the P20 and P20 Pro. The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS has 6GB of RAM.