For some time now, Huawei has accustomed us to special editions of its high-end smartphones, as a result of a fruitful partnership with the internationally recognized Porsche Design. There have been several luxurious versions that we have seen on the market so far, but it seems that with the Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design, they have taken the whole concept above the acceptable level.
First of all, it is important that despite being a smartphone with luxury finishes that naturally comes with a price above the ordinary, it is still intended for the general public. However, considering its € 2,295 and the impossible to forget the absence of Google services, this is a smartphone that any user outside of China should forget about.
As you would expect, the new Mate 40 RS Porsche Design was based on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro +, receiving the popular make-over design that immediately pops into view. Its back panel is made of high-strength ceramic (black or white), according to Huawei, guarantees a diamond-like shine and sapphire glass hardness.
As they did in all previous versions, Porsche Design decided to bet on a very different photographic module, abandoning the new circle and betting on a “heavy” octagon. Regarding its specifications, in addition to 512GB of storage, the only difference is the presence of an integrated infrared thermometer between your cameras.
Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design specifications
- 6.76 “inch OLED screen with Quad HD + resolution and double punch hole
- 90Hz refresh rate
- HiSilicon Kirin 9000 5G processor
- 12GB of RAM
- 512GB of internal memory, expandable via NM (Nano Memory) card
- 5 rear cameras: 50MP + 12MP (telephoto, 3x optical zoom) + 8MP (periscope, 10x optical zoom) + 20MP (ultrawide) + 3D ToF (depth)
- Dual front camera: 13MP + 3D ToF
- Stereo speakers, fingerprint reader on the screen, 3D facial recognition and infrared thermometer
- 4,400mAh battery with support for fast charging at 66W (50W wireless and 5W reverse)
- Android 10, EMUI 11 (without Google services)
There is no doubt that this is one of the most interesting smartphones today, but it ends up not being considered a good investment for the average user due to its exorbitant price. This impossibility to justify the investment becomes even more obvious when we consider what it has to offer.
When compared to the Huawei Mate 40 Pro +, in addition to a “different face”, it only offers us a ceramic construction and a thermometer. With a difference of almost € 1,000 between the two models, it is impossible not to advise you to invest in the Mate 40 Pro +, if these are the only models that the user is considering.
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