Earlier this year, Huawei had introduced the Mate RS Porsche Design smartphone alongside the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro flagship smartphone. It had arrived with some advanced features such as in-display fingerprint scanner and 512 GB of native storage. Industry expert Roland Quandt has claimed that the Huawei has been working on a device that is codenamed as Everest. It is speculated that it could be the upcoming Mate 20 Porsche Design smartphone.
According to Quandt, Huawei employees are internally using a device that has a codename of Everest. It has a model number of EVR-xxxx. The handset could either be the Porsche Design Mate 20 or a bigger version of Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro that are respectively codenamed as Hima and Laya. As of this writing, there is no information available on the alleged Mate 20 Porsche Design.
Since the Mate 20 Porsche Design is expected to carry advanced flagship specs, it may feature the Kirin 980 SoC. The chipset could be supported by 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Like the Mate RS Porsche Design, the special edition Mate 20 may also come equipped with a native storage of 512 GB. Also, it may sport triple camera setup like the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Instead of the square-shaped module of Mate 20 duo, the Porsche Design edition may feature a vertical camera layout like the older models.
The Mate 20 Porsche Design may come equipped with a curved AMOLED screen. In the recent past, Christian Schwamkrug who is the Design Director of Porsche Design devices had claimed that notch hampers the overall appearance of the phone. Hence, it seems that the handset may arrive with a notch-less display.
It is very likely to feature an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The Mate RS Porsche Design has an additional fingerprint reader on its rear. The Mate 20 Porsche Design may not feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Lastly, it is also rumored to support 40W fast charging and 15W wireless charging.
The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are scheduled to get official on Oct. 16 through a press event in London. The Mate 20 Porsche Design that may go official along with Mate 20 and 20 Pro phones may carry a price tag of around $2,000.