Launched alongside the new Huawei P20 series is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, and it’s one impressive smartphone. Packed with a similar Leica triple-camera system as the P20 Pro, the Mate RS has a couple of very interesting features, including an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
That’s right: Huawei managed to ship a smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor ahead of its closest competition. According to the Chinese company, the Mate RS comes with a “dual-fingerprint scanner,” including an in-screen one which allows users to unlock the phone by simply “hovering their finger above the display.”
Aside from the in-screen fingerprint sensor, the Mate RS is also Huawei’s first-ever smartphone that supports quick wireless charging – even the P20 Pro doesn’t come with this feature. And remember the 512GB Huawei smartphone that appeared in TENAA’s database? Well, this is the mysterious phone, though the 512GB Mate RS is only reserved for the Chinese market.
Other specifications of the Mate RS include a 6-inch 2K curved OLED display, a Huawei Kirin 970 chipset, a Leica triple-camera system with a 40MP sensor, 256GB or 512GB of internal storage, and dual SLS speakers with Dolby Atmos technology. Naturally, the Mate RS is also splash, water, and dust resistant.
The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is expected to be available sometime next month in April 2018. Its retail price has not been revealed yet, but expect to pay a premium for this high-end, luxurious smartphone.