Can you still keep a secret in this day and age leading up to a highly anticipated mobile product announcement? Not when it comes to big things, like device images, camera sensors, screen size or resolution, and processor details.
But, and we absolutely hate to admit it, Huawei did manage to catch us off guard today with the name and snazzy look of the Mate 9’s “limited edition” sibling. Forget Mate 9 Pro, and get ready to check out the race car-inspired Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design in the flesh. A beautiful curved edged, graphite-finished, dark black-colored flesh, aiming to create an “equilibrium of aesthetics and function.”
The only downside to potentially owning an arguably luxurious, yet not overly showy 5.5-inch Android Nougat phone with Quad HD display resolution, 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage space in tow? You may have to sell a kidney to afford this bad boy, priced at the equivalent of more than $1,500 for a late December European release.
Thinking of saving up or working overtime but perhaps not convinced “one of the most finely crafted premium devices available to consumers” is worth that small fortune? Not interested but still curious to see it manhandled for a few minutes? Here it is, our first encounter with the Porsche-designed Huawei Mate 9: