For those who want to stand out from the crowd, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will be available in Malaysia in limited quantities starting next week. It’s a premium variant of the Mate 10 Pro that comes with 256GB of storage plus extra accessories.
If you’re a Porsche Design fan and don’t want to fork close to RM7,000 for a brand new smartphone, here’s an affordable alternative. You can now get last year’s Porsche Design Mate 9 with a significant RM2,000 price cut in Malaysia.
You may have heard of Huawei’s crazy Porsche Design Mate 9 which costs RM6,999. When it came out, most of the reaction we got from you guys went along the lines of “SO EXPENSIVE, WHO’S GOING TO BUY THIS?!”.
Well, one thousand people did.
The premium version of the Huawei Mate 9 is now heading to Malaysia. Huawei Malaysia will be starting pre-orders for its Porsche Design Mate 9 starting tomorrow, 15 December with full availability on 22 December.
For those who feel that the current Huawei Mate 9 with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage isn’t your cup of tea, you might want to wait a little longer. With Huawei Malaysia started pre-orders for the Mate 9, it looks like 3 more variants are coming soon to our shores.
Huawei’s Mate 9 is a pretty exciting device. Not only is it supposed to be the most powerful Android smartphone yet, it also comes in an exciting Porsche Design variant. The thing about the Porsche Design Mate 9 is that it’s incredibly expensive.
If you really dig the Porsche Design’s design, you might be able to pick it up for a more affordable price. Meet the Mate 9 Pro, the Porsche Design Mate 9’s doppelganger.
Huawei‘s latest flagship smartphone — the Mate 9 — is now official. This device packs a punch with the company’s latest processor, dual cameras co-engineered with Leica , new fast-charging technology, a brand new look as well as a limited edition Porsche Design model.
If using a BlackBerry these days isn’t exclusive enough, you probably might fancy a Porsche Edition. The design-centric BlackBerry Porsche P’9983 is now available in Malaysia and it would cost you a whopping RM6,488. According to DirectD’s listing, this is the official Brightstar unit which comes with 2 years warranty.
Essentially this is a pimped up BlackBerry Q10 that runs on a newer BlackBerry 10.3 OS. The main highlight of course is its build quality as it uses forged stainless steel for its frames while the back features a special glass-weave cover that looks like carbon-fibre.
The front gets a 3.1″ 720×720 touch screen while the bottom is dominated by a set of QWERTY keys with squarish 3D effects. Under the hood is rather dated 1.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 (S4 Plus) processor, that’s mated to 2GB of RAM.
UPDATE: The BlackBerry Porsche P’9983 is now available in Malaysia at RM6,488.
BlackBerry has officially announced its third device developed with Porsche Design with the BlackBerry P’9983. Like Porsche Design devices of the past, it offers premium style with upmarket materials instead of the usual plastic. For those who prefer to tap on a physical keyboard, the new P’9983 is the first QWERTY based Porsche Design device that runs on the latest BlackBerry OS 10.3. Previously, the P’9982, was based on the BlackBerry Z10 that came with a full touch screen experience.
Spec-wise, the new P’9983 is based on the BlackBerry Q10 with a 3.1″ 720×720 touch display, dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a microSD slot that support cards up to 128GB, a microUSB 2.0 port as well as micro HDMI as standard. The battery is similar with the Q10 as well with a 2,100mAh capacity unit and a 8MP camera with 5 elements f/2.2 sapphire glass lens. It also gets 4G LTE, WiFI 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and NFC support.
BlackBerry has finally announced its premium Porsche Design P’9982 that runs on their latest BlackBerry 10 OS. Underneath the internals are the same as the BlackBerry Z10 but comes with a much generous 64GB of on-board storage. If that’s not enough, there’s also an expandable microSD slot that supports up to additional 64GB.
It is powered with the similar dual-core 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM and the screen retains the identical 4.2″ display that does 1280×768. Juicing up the device is a 1,800mAh battery and it also supports 4G LTE with our local telcos(Band 3, 7) supported. For imaging, it comes with a 8MP main shooter and a front facing 2MP camera that does 720p video.
What you get for the premium price tag is the use of more upmarket materials. The back is wrapped with Italian Leather while the frame is made of stainless steel. For that extra exclusivity, the Porsche Design BlackBerry comes with a special BBM Pin number that starts with 2AA prefix. BlackBerry also offers a variety of accessories including a uniquely designed leather sleeve and multi-coloured leather back covers.
On the software side, there’s a customised Porsche Design look and feel as well. With the use of premium materials, the Porsche Design P’9982 is slightly thicker at 9.5mm (Z10: 9.0mm) and heavier at 140 grams (Z10: 137.5grams).
Being a Porsche Design, the P’9982 is priced at a rather premium 1,500 Pounds which is about RM7,600 if converted directly. It will be available through Harrods and Porsche Design Online Store. As comparison, its previous BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 which is based on the Bold 9900 was released in Malaysia at RM6,338.
Check out the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982 promo video and unboxing after the break.
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