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Huawei's new 512GB Porsche Design Mate RS phone costs €2,095 (~S$3,400)

By James Lu - on 31 Mar 2018, 8:02am

Huawei's new 512GB Porsche Design Mate RS phone costs €2,095 (~S$3,400)

Along with the P20 and P20 Pro, Huawei announced the third-generation Porsche Design smartphone today: the Huawei Mate RS. 'RS' is taken from Porsche's high performance sports cars, like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and stands for "Rally Sport".

 

Unlike the P20 and P20 Pro, the phone boasts a more conventional bezel-less 6-inch display, without a notch. The screen is also curved at both edges like a Samsung Galaxy S9, and has an innovative in-screen fingerprint scanner built into the display. There's also a second fingerprint on the rear, below the camera module.

The Mate RS uses the same Leica-designed triple camera setup seen in the P20 Pro, comprising of a 40-megapixel f/1.8 RGB lens, a 20-megapixel f/1.6 monochrome lens, and an f/2.4 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. Like the P20 Pro, the Mate RS has a large 1/1.7-inch image sensor that offers up to an incredible 102,400 ISO. 

Unlike the P20 and P20 Pro, the Mate RS is also equipped with wireless quick charging. The phone is powered by Huawei's Kirin 970 processor with 6GB RAM.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will be available on 12th April in Red and Black colors. Two storage options will be available, the 256GB option will retail for €1,695 (~S$2,750), while the 512GB option will retail for €2,095 (~S$3,400). Local pricing and availability has not been announced yet.

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