First look: Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design now available in the UAE

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Besides the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei also announced a Porsche Design variant of its latest flagship. 

Loaded up with an 18:9 screen and a 4,000mAh battery, the Mate 10 Pro is already an impressive smartphone, so what can the luxury Porsche Design branding add to the mix? 

As with the Mate 9 Porsche Design, Porsche’s Mate 10 Pro swaps out the default colour-scheme for a deep black version. 

In-hand, it feels identical to the standard Mate 10 Pro, looks more premium but has a tendency to attract a few more fingerprints. 

A 6-inch 18:9 screen, curved glass back and fingerprint scanner all combine to produce a very handsome, rich-feeling smartphone. 

Loaded up with a vertical strip and the Porsche Design logo at the back, there’s no mistaking this thing for the vanilla version.

Same size, but more space

Unlike the vanilla version, this premium offering ships with 256GB storage, though sports identical remaining internals - a dual-camera, Kirin 970 processor and Android 8 under the hood.

What’s more, the Porsche Design branding also means that Huawei can command a very hefty asking price of AED 5,299.

If you're thinking that's a lot of money and who will buy it, hold that thought. Huawei had previously announced that its predecessor - the Mate 9 Porsche Design - had officially sold out. 

Sporting the same price, there’s clearly a market for limited run, very expensive Porsche Design smartphones - and since Porsche Design jumped ship from BlackBerry to Huawei two years ago, both company’s public perceptions have been going from strength to strength.

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 comes in exclusive Diamond Black Color and is available for purchase at the Huawei brand store located on level 2 at the Dubai Mall.

For more on the phone at the heart of the Mate 10 Porsche Design - the Mate 10 Pro - check out our review.

Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design hands on gallery

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