Just like how it was last year, Huawei also unveiled a limited edition – and very costly – Porsche Design variant of its latest Mate 10 series. Dubbed the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10, it’s really a more premium-looking Mate 10 Pro with some differences here and there.
On the front, the Porsche Design Mate 10 doesn’t look all that different from the regular Mate 10 Pro, aside from the design firm’s branding below the display instead of Huawei’s. Naturally, the phone also comes pre-loaded with a custom theme with different fonts and wallpapers to reflect the phone’s status as a Porsche Design device.
Turn the phone around, and you’ll see the ceramic-like rear glass panel. It’s still made of glass, of course, but it does look and feel like ceramic to a certain extent. In contrast to the Mate 10 Pro, the Porsche Design Mate 10 comes with vertical stripes – complete with Porsche Design’s logo – instead of horizontal ones too.
Beyond these differences, the Porsche Design Mate 10 has the same hardware as the Mate 10 Pro. These include a 6-inch 1080p OLED FullView Display with HDR10 support, a Kirin 970 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM, double the internal storage of the Mate 10 Pro at 256GB, a large 4,000mAh battery, as well as EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
In the camera department, the limited edition Mate 10 comes with a Leica-certified dual-camera system made up of a 12MP RGB sensor and a 20MP monochrome sensor; both sensors are fitted with large f/1.6 lenses. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is an 8MP shooter.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be launching in Malaysia sometime in the second half of November 2017 alongside the Mate 10 Pro. Much like last year’s Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9, it will retail at RM6,999 as well.