It isn’t the first time that luxury automakers have collaborated with a smartphone company. In fact, we have seen a lot of them from way back, and we all know that these phones are very pricey. Porsche Design now has introduced another smartphone, the Mate 10, just after introducing the Huawei-based phone that we know as the Mate 9, which had a 1,395 euro ($1,500) price tag. This time, the automaker promises that the new model, which acts like a second instalment for the Mate 9, will be different than any other phone - they always say that though.
The new smartphone not only has an appealing design, but also has an impressive performance. That does make it sound similar to a supercar rather than a smartphone. All sides of the phone’s exterior are covered in a tough, sleek glass casing that is finished in what they call a “Diamond Black” hue. Similar to the Mate 9, the front bit gets a 3D curved glass design too, featuring what seems like a borderless or infinity FullView smudge-proof screen.
Inside, it has been equipped with a built-in dedicated AI processor, with as much as 6GB RAM and 256GB ROM. Among the whole Huawei Mate 10 series, it probably has the largest memory cortex. There is also a self-adjusting 12 megapixel RGB camera, as well as a 20 megapixel monochrome camera lens. Both of these were developed by Leica Camera optics expert along with a Pro mode photography feature.
What keeps the smartphone running is a 4,000Ah battery and a smart battery management system. Apart from this, the phone has features like a real-time AI Accelerated Translator, which we have not heard of yet. There is also an Easy Talk technology that will enhance low-volume calls when the background is noisy.
Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Design Group, said that Huawei is one company that shares the same goals and values as them, which is where they got the foundation for the creation of the new Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10. He also added that he would be glad to continue their current partnership with Huawei, by developing more smartphones to fit their tech savvy and demanding consumers.
If the Mate 9 was sold for almost 1,400 euros, how much would this new model cost? Well, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be sold at 1,395 euros ($1,500) - the same as the last model. It may be priced a lot more than the upcoming iPhone X, but it is a lot cheaper than its rival, Huawei-based Alpha-One by Lamborghini, which costs $2,450. Customers can get the Mate 10 at select Porsche Design stores everywhere but the United States before the year ends, and at Huawei retail stores in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.