Porsche Design came out and said it: the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS does not have a notch because they were opposed to the idea.
The company’s design director, Christian Schwamkrug, said, in an interview for Digital Trends, that the notch is:
“disturbing, from a design philosophy. […] A picture is either rectangular or square, with a border line, and a clear frame format. I like symmetry. We didn’t want to have the notch, we think it’s a compromise.”
The lack of notch is, as you know, the key design difference between the Mate RS and the Huawei P20 Pro, on which the Porsche phone is based on.
The differences between the two phones don’t stop here – on the Porsche Design phone, the three cameras and the fingerprint sensors are aligned in the center, on the back of the phone. Plus, this one has an option for 512 GB of storage and, more importantly, features an in-display fingerprint sensor.
With a starting price of $2,028 (1,695 Euros), it begs the question: just how much do you hate the notch?