+ Tuesday November 12th, 2019

Beauty, elegance, power and high specs – they’re all here in the Porsche Design Mate 20RS from Huawei. It really is a gorgeous piece of kit and deserves to be considered at least the equal of any top-flight flagship phones, but the price can be summed up in a simple conversation

Apple: We have the world’s most expensive phone
Huawei: Hold my beer…

When you consider the asking price of $2599 inc GST price tag at JB Hifi and (to the best of my knowledge) makes it the most expensive “off-the-shelf” phone on the planet.

The spec list is very impressive including everything you’d expect from a flagship and more:

 Huawei Porsche Design Mate 20 RSHuawei Mate 20Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Release dateNovember 2018November 2018November 2018
Screen size6.39-inch6.53-inch6.39-inch
Screen technologyOLEDTFT LCD (IPS)OLED
Resolution3,120 x 1,4402,244 x 1,0803,120 x 1,440
PPI537381538
Rear camera
  • 40mp
  • 20mp
  • 8mp
  • 12MP
  • 16MP
  • 8MP
  • 40 MP
  • 20MP
  • 8MP
Rear aperture
  • f/1.8
  • f/2.2
  • f/2.4
  • f/1.8
  • f/2.2
  • f/2.4
  • f/1.8
  • f/2.2
  • f/2.4
Front camera24MP24MP24MP
Front aperturef/2.0f/2.0f/2.0
ChipsetKirin 980Kirin 980Kirin 980
Core config
  • 2 x A76 2.6 GHz
  • 2 x A76 1.9 GHz
  • 4 x A55 1.8 GHz
  • 2 x A76 2.6 GHz
  • 2 x A76 1.9 GHz
  • 4 x A55 1.8 GHz
  • 2 x A76 2.6 GHz
  • 2 x A76 1.9 GHz
  • 4 x A55 1.8 GHz
Ram8GB6GB6GB
Storage256GB128GB128GB
MicroSDNo - NM Cards (Proprietary), 256GBNo - NM Cards (Proprietary)No - NM Cards (Proprietary)
Battery4,200 mAh4,000 mAh4,200 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB CUSB-CUSB-C
Headphone Port
Headphone LocationVia USB-C Adaptor-
Speaker ConfigurationBottomBottom
WIFI standards802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards
  • 5.0
  • LE
  • 5.0
  • LE
NFCYesYes
Location
  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • Glonass
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • Glonass
  • Beidou
  • Gallileo
  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • Glonass
  • Beidou
  • Gallileo
Android OSAndroid 9Android 9.0Android 9.0
Vendor skinEMUI 9EMUI 9.0EMUI 9.0
Dimensions157.8 x 72.3 x 9.7 mm158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
Weight187g188g189g
Colours
  • Black
  • Red
  • Midnight Blue
  • Black
  • Midnight Blue
  • Black

Putting jokes comments aside about the pricing, from a technical standpoint it’s amazing to see what manufacturers can do when they really push the boundaries. Almost certainly we’ll see similar specs from other manufacturers in their coming devices but hopefully we do not see the same pricing.

If you are interested in grabbing a Porsche Design Mate 20RS from Huawei to go with your Porsche vehicle head on over to JB Hi-Fi and grab it now.

$2599 is a huge price for a phone, where do you believe the market “breaking point” is before consumers stop buying?

Source: Huawei.
Via: JB Hifi.

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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GrKTcB
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GrKTcB

Ridiculous… It’s a Mate 20 Pro in a different body for basically double the price, and to put it bluntly.. it’s a Huawei…

They’ll probably sell 2 of these in the whole of Australia. Moving along.

Adam J
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Adam J

The ‘breaking point’ for most people seems to be around $1200 for upper range devices. This RS phone is over double that price – surely they are trying it on to test whether there’s any market?

The differential between this and an equally attractive $800 P20 Pro (admittedly with slightly lower specs) proves that anybody who buys one has more dollars than sense.

FestivusOz
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FestivusOz

Not in my experience. People seems winning to go well into $1600+ category generally. My limit late 2106 was $650. Late last year I had to revise my expectations to $750. Lol.

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