Besides the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, Huawei also continued its partnership with Porsche Design with the release of the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10.
According to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, last year’s Porsche Design Mate 9 proved to be an overwhelming success, selling out all units that reached into the six figures – considering the premium price, this is quite a feat. Now the company is aiming to repeat that with the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10.
In terms of hardware, the PD Mate 10 isn’t that much different from the regular Mate 10 Pro. They have the same exact dimensions and weight, and virtually the same hardware. The only difference is in the storage: at 256GB, it’s double the storage of the Mate 10 Pro.
The other difference lies in the exterior. Besides the exclusive Diamond Black colourway, the horizontal stripe of the Mate 10 Pro is switched with a vertical one on the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10. The rear glass back is also treated with a ceramic-like finish. Finally, the Huawei logo at the bottom of the display is switched for Porsche Design, while the design firm’s logo is located at the back, below the fingerprint sensor.
Just like last year, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 has some custom fonts and wallpapers that are only available on this phone. And in the box, the phone comes with a Porsche Design Flip Leather Case, two SuperCharge USB Type C chargers (UK and EU plugs), one USB Type C Hi-Res Audio earphones, two USB Type C cables, and a limited edition VIP card (it is a limited edition device, after all).
For that, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 is priced at 1,395 Euro (about RM6,940), almost double that of the Mate 10 Pro. It will be coming to Malaysia, too, which isn’t a surprise considering the fact that last year’s model also made its way here in limited quantities.