Porsche Design and Huawei’s newest partnership makes the iPhone X look positively inexpensive.
Final 12 months we acquired the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9, a rebadged model of the Mate 9 Professional, with a elaborate new paint job, a bizarre customized theme, and a ridiculous 256GB of inner storage. Oh, and a $1500 price ticket.
This 12 months, the Porsche Design partnership continues, and so does the astronomical pricing of the co-branded handsets. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 — as soon as once more, based mostly on the “Professional” variant of that telephone — will promote for €1,395 when it is made out there in November.
Like final 12 months, the PD Mate 10 is successfully a supercharged Mate 10 Professional.
So what’s totally different? Effectively, the brand new Mate 10 PD sports activities a murdered-out black paint job on the skin, with (fortunately) extra refined Porsche Design branding the place the Huawei emblem would normally sit. Across the again, there is a extra ostentatious “PD” emblem across the digicam space, together with a particular cutout that gives some visible differentiation in comparison with the plain outdated Mate 10 Professional.
On the within, Huawei has bumped up the RAM to six GB, whereas storage, as soon as once more, sits at an infinite 256 GB. And on the software program facet, you additionally get some moody Porsche Design-themed icons and wallpapers.
With Huawei specializing in the Mate 10 Professional for the U.S. and UK this time round — to not point out the largely similar design and paint job — the attract of the Porsche Design mannequin could also be lessened. That being stated, the Porsche Design partnership is arguably extra about making a halo impact round Huawei’s smartphones, versus shifting PD-branded telephones in massive numbers.
Take a look at the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 beneath. And for a more in-depth have a look at the telephone it is based mostly upon, head over to our Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Professional hands-on preview,