Form or function? Why choose when you can have them both on a smartphone with the Porsche Design Huawei Mate Series. This recurring partnership between the German subsidiary of Porsche AG and Huawei Technologies since 2016 sees the release of many Porsche Design-branded Huawei devices such as Mate 9, Mate 10, and Watch 2. Both parties can now add Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS to that list.
Released in Singapore on 26 May, this hefty-spec smartphone will excite hi-tech enthusiasts with its world's first functions—a dual fingerprint design including an innovative on-screen fingerprint sensor and an Artificial Intelligent (AI) processor that tailors the performance of the phone according to how it is used and anticipating needs. The presence of an acclaimed Leica triple camera with 40-megapixel image capture will record many fine details of its user's cherished moments.
Form-wise, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS taps on the professional expertise of Porsche Design for an impeccably symmetrical look, minimalist feel, 6-inch 2K curved OLED screen, and a nifty 8-edged 3D curved glass body. It's no surprise that black was chosen to reflect Porsche Design’s commitment to purism and simple sophistication. Sounds identical to Porsche's luxury sports automobile, ain't it?
Previous iterations were numerically labelled, so what does 'RS' mean for this Mate? True to Porsche's roots, 'RS' or Race Sport is a designation reserved for cars that embody outstanding performance and design in the world of motorsport. With this endorsement from the two collaborators, we're sure that the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will live up to its name.
The PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS is now available at selected stores, including all Huawei Concept stores, authorised Telcos like Singtel, M1, Starhub, and online at Lazada. A complimentary Huawei wireless quick charger worth S$298 will be included with every purchase of Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS at all mentioned retailers except Porsche Design Store.