The last time you heard this was when Blackberry was still a recognized name in the smartphone market. However, while that quickly became a thing of the past, Huawei might be looking to keep that name going for a much longer time.
The new Mate 9 Porsche Design is certainly a stunner and it should be. The curved sides and smooth almost-brushed body make it look like a galaxy s7 edge, but with its own outlook preserved somehow. The phone has Porsche Design written in block letters on the front and the signature PD logo on the back, clearly marking fashionable item territory. However, the phone isn’t just a nice piece of jewelry. It is also quite the beast when you look inside.
Boasting Kirin 960 chip with 4GB of RAM, the phone is certainly capable of doing all that you may want to throw at it. The 5.9-inch screen with full HD display is more than enough space for any power user. The phone is also well equipped in the camera department as it has the same dual-camera powered by Lecia as the Huawei P9 but with an upgraded 12MP sensor alongside a monochrome sensor of 20MP.
All this hardware will obviously mean a lot of battery consumption and to keep the phone going through the day, Huawei has included a 4000mAh battery in the package. It also has Huawei’s own SuperCharge technology to make sure when you are low on power, you get back on your feet in minimum time.
With the Porsche Design logo added to these specs, the final product results are obviously going to be expensive. But the question that arises is whether or not it is really so magnificent that it justifies Huawei demanding $1600 for this phone. The answer to that question is quite simple. It is a limited quantity designer phone made for people with that specific interest. So to those of you who get their hands on one are probably looking for exactly this package.