At the media event today, Huawei unveiled the Huawei P20 and the P20 pro smartphones as expected. But the Chinese smartphone manufacturer was in for a surprise. They announced a third smartphone, which not only had better looks but had a class above on its own. Dubbed as Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, the smartphone is one of the most sophisticated as well as most expensive smartphones yet.
The new Huawei Mate RS is the prodigal son of the series. It features the same Kirin 970 chipset, the same 4,000 mAh battery and the triple camera set up at the rear which includes a massive 40MP sensor. But what separates it is the 6 inch OLED display that is curved and incorporates a fingerprint sensor into it. The company has also included fast wireless charging and calls it microcapsule PCM cooling tech. There are 256 GB or 512 GB internal storage variants and is available only in black and red colour options.
Huawei has also installed a second circular fingerprint sensor on the mate RS which is placed on the rear. It can be used to unlock the phone as well as secure private files and apps. For reading notifications, hovering your finger above the on-screen fingerprint sensor does the job.
As for the pricing, the Porsche Design Huawei mate RS is priced at €1,695 (Rs 1,36,000 approx) or the 265 GB variant while the 512 GB variant costs €2095 (Rs 1,68,500 approx). The red variant will be exclusive to Chinese markets only. The smartphone may cost a fortune, but it sets a path for then Huawei smartphone sporting the in-screen fingerprint sensor. We featured a post earlier predicting the company will be the next to use this technology.