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It was 1987 and Huawei had just been founded; focusing its engineering mastery on manufacturing phone switches of all things it later entered the smartphone market in full bloom. The brand was met with skepticism as Samsung and Apple’s long time rivalry was at its peak _ and to our amazement we witnessed Huawei grow in leaps in bounds in less than half a decade and eventually claim Apple’s coveted number 2 spot as the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer this year! Way to go, Huawei!

Now there are many reasons Huawei has taken the smartphone orb by storm but we reckon their collaborations with the likes of Leica and other awesome brands has had hand in carrying them to the top! The Leica and Huawei collaboration has taken the world’s selfie craze to a whole new level from 2016 to date. Its focus is on crafting the best lenses, sensors, ISP and tuning for the most beautiful photography experience. But their newest collab has luxury car enthusiasts hot under the collar – what do you get when you inject Porsche DNA into a Smartphone? Drum roll please…

Get craze-ee for the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS!!!

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We’re talking design and performance that exudes luxury, speed and groundbreaking technology! Whether you think those adjectives best describe your preferences or not, we guarantee you’re gonna go craze-ee for the power and exclusivity of the Mate RS. This is the specs on Huawei’s Mate RS – a device for the deluxe.


From first glimpse you can’t help but be intrigued by the streamline curves and regal hues of grey, black and vibrant red. Its 8 smooth curves and 6 symmetrical surfaces truly inspired by the Porsche RS that dominates the racetrack, produces a graceful sway of light and shade that excites! It boasts a 6 inch display and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that is pretty as picture – a picture with 16M colours that is! The Mate RS is available in Black and Red. Sophisticated craftsmanship has resulted in a beautiful double-sided glass body that reimagines the elegance of a Porsche RS. Built with a customised UI, it is breathtaking for both internal and external design.

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Inspired once again by the pursuit of maximum dynamics and precision of a Porsche RS car, the Mate RS – driven by the Kirin 970 AI processor – takes high performance to the next level! Breakthroughs in mobile AI allow the EMUI system to evolve and learn to better understand your needs and respond faster to every task! Offering 256GB and 512GB storage, and 6GB RAM under its hood; fueling this speed and performance is a 4000 mAh battery and Safety Certified Huawei SuperCharge with intelligent power saving. A quick wireless charge design that is whisper-quiet and fan-less keeps you cool under pressure and in the race for the long-haul!


Smartphone manufacturers have perfected the rear fingerprint scanner and have researched and promised in-screen fingerprint technology for what feels like decades now!
So imagine our excitement when we discovered the Mate RS is the first device to unleash this revolution in unlocking! Floating your finger wakes up the device and touching to unlock the smartphone is as fast as lightning!

But it doesn’t stop there; the Huawei still sports the familiar rear-fingerprint scanner – adding another ‘first’ to Huawei’s tablestand is its dual-fingerprint authentification!

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The camera on a device is more often than not the ultimate deciding factor for most smartphone buyers and if the rest of the features we just mentioned went over your head we bet this one will get you amped and running for that buy button! The Huawei Mate RS features a Leica Triple Camera with an innovating 40 Megapixel camera lense that captures more details! You heard me – a whopping 40 megapixels! The 5x Hybrid Zoom supports clear viewing at long distances; and the breathtaking Huawei AIS technology is br-ill-iant in low light! A huge distinguishing factor when determining camera quality these days! If it shoots awesome in low-light its awesome full stop. This camera is truly a thing of beauty!



With all these additions and groundbreaking leaps in smartphone design of course the Mate RS comes standard with water and dust resistance and a front camera of 24 Megapixels for ultra-sexy selfies!


Unboxing the Huawei Mate RS is truly a delight – with so many goodies inside it gives us a glimpse of what taking delivery of a Porsche RS might feel like! We’re talking 2 chargers – UK and EU – because you need one for home and one for your international ventures, darr-ling! A Porsche branded flip cover – in leather no less! A Porsche design premium stereo headset, a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter and wait for it… an authentication card! Because the Mate RS is exclusive like that.

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So that is the Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS – Huawei’s best, amplified! And if this ain’t luxury, power, speed and innovation smartphone-ified then we don’t know what is!
This is for the biggest of the big chops! The device that turns heads and welcomes you into a smartphone market of exclusivity of luxury! You probably haven’t seen it and will be lucky to see it twice in this lifetime! THIS is Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS for YOU!

So get Snappy and make our craze-ee Mate RS deal yours!

Gather Round for our Pre-launch Apple Discush’


An Apple a day keeps the doctors at bay?

At Snapcraze we wanna keep you just excited and in-the-loop as we are about all things Smartphone so buckle up and surf the waves of delight as we bring you your daily dose of Apple updates in anticipations peak just hours before the official unveiling of Apple’s upcoming releases.

According to various reputable sources, it is safe to assume that Apple will be releasing 3 new Apple handsets, Apple Watch Series 4, Macbook Air, Mac Mini iPad Pro 2018 and the long-awaited Airpower charger that was officially announced almost a year ago! Way to keep leave us hanging, Apple!!! However; if the 3 handsets are as craze-ee as we expect all will be forgiven.

Since the offical announcement is mere hours away we’ve decided we can wait a few more hours to Gather ‘Round and revel at the additional releases but when it comes to handsets you know we have to get snappy and get the craze juices flowing! So here are a few ‘knows’ and ‘got-to-knows’ of the 3 upcoming Apple handsets!

The 3 handsets to be unveiled by Apple are expected to boast a enormously impressive 6.5 inch for you ‘size matters’ type o’ folks, a 6.1 inch and a 5.8 inch device for you ‘its performance that matters’ okes! See what we did there? Haha! On to the good stuff..

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There have been no shortage of speculations when it comes to the name of these upcoming beauties however all the gos’ seems to gravitate toward
iPhone XS for the 6.5 and 5.8 inch models – how we will differentiate between the different sizes is still unclear. Some speculators have claimed that the biggest of the bunch could carry the name iPhone XS Max whilst ideas for the name of the 6.1 inch model could be anywhere along the lines of iPhone Xr and iPhone 9.

The colour variants for the existing Apple handsets were such a hit that Apple may just keep at it in Silver, Space Grey and Gold. The overall design of the XS and XS Max could retain the look of its iPhone X predecessor – because if it ain’t broke, why fix it! As for display – these guys would be crazy not to hop aboard the OLED charters. First featured on the iPhone X; this OLED display is awesome not only for its fancy name but for its superior colour accuracy and viewing angles. Whilst the iPhone Xr or iPhone 9 if you will; could sail aboard the Full Active LCD display and sport a less-pricey single rear camera sensor.

The 3 handsets will most certainly ship with Apple’s A12 processor – the first 7nm (nanometer) chip which can compare with Huawei’s soon-to-come Mate flagship. 4 GB RAM is expected on all 3 models and storage options may follow in the footsteps of its Apple predecessors at 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB configurations.



We’ve speculated much of the same awesome specs that we’re used to seeing from Apple so here’s some cutting edge, spanking new possible features that might make you see iPhone in a whole new light… We’re talking eSIM support – an electronic sim card built into the phone that makes the switch between network providers hassle-free and the fear of hackers non-existent as you will no longer need a physical SIM.
Intel Modems could be in the future for Apple handsets instead of Qualcomm
Power could come in the form of an L-shaped battery design for the XS Max and XS models which should reach heights of around 2900 mAh – 3000 mAh and 3300 mAh – 3400 mAh respectively; as well as 2800 mAh for the iPhone Xr/ iPhone 9.



Both the XS Max and XS is expected to feature dual camera modules on their rear-end… yes, I know what I just said – I feel no shame haha! And on the forefront both phones could feature TrueDepth cameras which could be used for Animojis and Memojies in iOS 12. The 6.1 inch iPhone Xr/ 9 should have a single camera on the back and just like its big brothers a TrueDepth camera on the front.

All this and more to be revealed on 12 September 2018 at 7:00 pm (SAST) in Cupertino at Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ event which can be live-streamed on https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2018/

We’ll see you there!