Huawei’s new P20 range may have grabbed the headlines. But the Chinese mobile maker has also unveiled another new device which promises to be even sharper than the super slick P20 Pro.
The new Huawei Mate RS stands apart from its stablemates and is a world–first in one crucial department too.
Intrigued? You should be. Read on for five things you need to know about Huawei’s Mate RS.
1) Hefty storage
The Porsche–branded Huawei Mate RS is the first phone in the world to feature 512GB of internal storage. That kind of space is usually reserved for Macs and PCs, meaning you’ll never run out of room for offline Spotify tracks, photos and HD video clips.
It all means the Huawei Mate RS is showing the way: Samsung’s 512GB chip was ready in 2017, but the Korean company seems to be holding it back for future handsets.
For those of you who don’t need quite that much storage, there’s also a 256GB version of the Mate RS.
2) In–screen fingerprint scanner
The Huawei Mate RS packs two fingerprint scanners. One around the back below the camera and another built into the screen. Unsurprisingly, it’s the latter that’s grabbed headlines.
This is tech that Apple and Samsung have struggled to make work on their devices, meaning Huawei’s new phone is leading the charge here too. It can be used to unlock the phone by either hovering your finger above the dedicated space on the display, or by simply touching it.
3) Curved screen, but no notch
The Huawei Mate RS differs from the P20 Pro when it comes to the display too. Rather than a standard, flat effort, this phone’s screen is curved, like Samsung’s Galaxy S9.
It comes in at 6–inches, but ups the ante with an impressive 1440 x 2880 resolution, a marked jump from the P20 Pro’s 1080 x 2240. Best of all, it lacks the notch found on the P20 range, a boon for those who think the Apple–pioneered design tic is a flaw rather than a feature.
4) P20 Pro camera smarts
The Huawei Mate RS features the same triple lens camera as the P20 Pro, along with its AI shooting smarts to ensure pictures look perfect every time. There are 40-megapixel, 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel lenses, with 5x optical zoom giving it the edge on compact shooters as well as the best smartphone snappers out there.
5) And a price tag to make your eyes water
Being Porsche–branded and rocking the features that it does, it’s perhaps no surprise that the price tag for the Huawei Mate RS requires either a major savings account, big credit limit or a second mortgage.
The 256GB edition comes in at €1,695 (around £1,475), with the larger 512GB model costing €2,095 (£1,835). If you thought the iPhone X was expensive, those prices should give you pause for thought.