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 RS||Huawei Mate 20||Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Release date||November 2018||November 2018||November 2018||Screen size||6.39-inch||6.53-inch||6.39-inch||Screen technology||OLED||TFT LCD (IPS)||OLED||Resolution||3,120 x 1,440||2,244 x 1,080||3,120 x 1,440||PPI||537||381||538||Rear camera||Rear aperture||Multiple||Front camera||24MP||24MP||24MP||Front aperture||f/2.0||f/2.0||f/2.0||Chipset||Kirin 980||Kirin 980||Kirin 980||Core config||Ram||8GB||6GB||6GB||Storage||256GB||128GB||128GB||MicroSD||No - NM Cards (Proprietary), 256GB||No - NM Cards (Proprietary)||No - NM Cards (Proprietary)||Battery||4,200 mAh||4,000 mAh||4,200 mAh||Battery removable||—||—||—||Connector||USB C||USB-C||USB-C||Headphone Port||—||—||—||Headphone Location||—||Via USB-C Adaptor||-||Speaker Configuration||—||Bottom||Bottom||WIFI standards||—||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Bluetooth standards||—||NFC||—||Yes||Yes||Location||Android OS||Android 9||Android 9.0||Android 9.0||Vendor skin||EMUI 9||EMUI 9.0||EMUI 9.0||Dimensions||157.8 x 72.3 x 9.7 mm||158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm||Weight||187g||188g||189g||Colours|
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?