Huawei unveils its latest Porsche Design variant, the Mate 30 RS

The new Porsche Design Mate 30 RS. (Source: YouTube)
The new Porsche Design Mate 30 RS. (Source: YouTube)
Huawei released its new Mate 30-line flagships at a Munich event today (September 19, 2019). A new special edition of the same developed in collaboration with Porsche was also introduced. It was unveiled on stage by the OEM's Richard Yu and Jan Becker from the car-maker's design team.
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The Porsche Design Mate 30 RS has a slightly different esthetic compared to the average phone from this series. As spoiled earlier by a leak on this subject, its main camera module's shape continues down the body of the back panel in a wide, well-proportioned strip. Becker revealed that it is made of glass, whereas the rest of the RS' backing is premium leather.

This finish is available in red or black. Huawei and Porsche have also prepared a matching case for these SKUs, also made of leather. It echoes their design, except that the stripe in this case can act as a hand-strap or a phone-stand.

The Porsche Design Mate 30 RS comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Like the rest of its line, it is powered by the new Kirin 990 SoC with 5G options, and runs EMUI 10 based on Android 10 (albeit without Google apps).

At a launch price of €2095 (~US$2314), it is nearly €1000 (~$1110) more than an 8GB Mate 30 Pro 4G. However, Becker indicated that the Huawei Porsche Design RS series – of which there are now 5 generations – is popular enough to warrant this price. According to this executive, all existing units of this new iteration's predecessor are now sold out.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09-19 (Update: 2019-09-19)
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