A Porsche-designed mobile with mega storage

This upscale version of Huawei’s P20 Pro phone is perfect for shooting video – plus it has a unique in-screen fingerprint sensor

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, €1,550
Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, €1,550 | Image: Hugh Threlfall

I spend a lot of time telling disappointed tech PR people that Technopolis is not interested here in gold-plated, diamond-encrusted or designer variants of standard, albeit luxury, products. Why then, when Huawei’s new, £799 P20 Pro phone – with its three Leica cameras on the back, one a stonking 40-megapixel f1.8, plus an unrivalled 24-megapixel selfie-taker on the front – is one of the five best mobiles on the market, am I suggesting that you consider its twice-as-expensive brother, which has been breathed on by Porsche Design and been given the comical name of Mate Race Sport?

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It’s because, along with all the prodigious attributes of the P20 Pro, the Mate RS has its own worthwhile twists – as well as looking and feeling seriously upmarket. Chief among the features exclusive to the Porsche are a 512GB storage option, which might sound de trop, but will prove genuinely useful if you shoot a lot of video. It also offers quick wireless charging and a unique in-screen fingerprint sensor to awaken the device by floating a finger just above the display.

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