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!

The Mate 20 Series

Big, Bigger, Biggest? 

The Huawei Mate range is fairly new to the Smartphone orb. Despite being a newcomer it featured some of the highest ranked specs in its competitive market, giving devices as big as the Samsung Galaxy S8 a run for its money in overall performance! Quite impressive we reckon; and if that debut is anything to go by we can be forgiven for stalking technology websites night and day in anticipation for an inkling of what’s to come in Huawei’s Mate 20 series. Yes we see you; reading this pretending to be toiling at that boring ol’ proposal due at 4pm! Don’t sweat it – we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and we promise to satisfy that curiosity and leave you bouncing off the walls with excitement by the end of this post!

Here are the facts:

  • The Mate 20 series will boast 3 models – The Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Lite
  • The Mate 20 Lite has already been announced in August 2018 and will be available for purchase in October 2018
  • The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will be released in October 2018 with the former being the bigger brother of the Lite and the latter taking the lead as the Flagship of the series


Mate 20 lite

Octa-core Kirin 720 processor
20 MP + 2 MP main camera
24 MP + 2 MP dual front camera
6.3 inch notched LCD display (2340 x 1080)
64 GB expandable storage
A monster battery of 3750 mAh
Rear Fingerprint Scanner
Headphone Jack
Colours include Black, Sapphire Black and Platinum Gold


Mate 20 Concept
Here are the facts:

HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset – the first commercially announced 7nm (nanometer) chipset
Triple rear camera set-up
18:9 aspect ratio

…And here are the latest and greatest rumoured specs:

6.3 inch AMOLED display
FHD+ Resolution
128 GB expandable storage
Could pack a larger battery than the Mate 20 Lite
Rear Fingerprint Scanner

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The gos’ (aka ‘gossip’ – we’ve got you ;)) has been in short supply on this model which has us wondering what the Chinese smartphone makers will stun us with next…

HOWEVER – we couldn’t leave you hanging like that so here’s a taste to wet your appetite…

The Facts:

HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset
A triple rear camera set-up

The Gos’:

6.9 inch AMOLED display
6 GB RAM / 8 GB RAM – Let’s wait and see just how gutsy these guys are!
Could feature a larger battery than the Mate 20 Lite
In-display Fingerprint Scanner (About time!!!)
Big is here and let’s hope our anticipation is met with even bigger rewards from the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro because after all – you either go BIG or go home! 😉

Until then keep your eyes peeled and your ears unsealed for all the greatest mobile device news and views on our Snapcraze-ee blog!