Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. This is the super-duper-premium version of the Huawei Mate RS, a device which also rolls with a flexible OLED display.

There’s also a Goodix fingerprint sensor in the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, but they’re not under the display just yet. It’s not for lack of trying, as Goodix’s current solution works with both flexible and rigid OLED displays. They’ve also delivered an in-display fingerprint sensor to the vivo X21.

“The era of bezel-free smartphones has arrived, it is imperative to offer differentiating values through innovative products to excel in competitions,” said a Goodix representative this week. “Through five years of exploration, the commercialization of IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR on PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS, and vivo X21 only marks the beginning.”

It’s a real deliverable now. Any phone without an in-display fingerprint sensor is going to look like it’s been left out in the cold from this point on. Every single one of them.

Original Text ►► Another step toward the perfect smartphone

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. This is the super-duper-premium version of the Huawei Mate RS, a device which also rolls with a flexible OLED display.

There’s also a Goodix fingerprint sensor in the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, but they’re not under the display just yet. It’s not for lack of trying, as Goodix’s current solution works with both flexible and rigid OLED displays. They’ve also delivered an in-display fingerprint sensor to the vivo X21.

“The era of bezel-free smartphones has arrived, it is imperative to offer differentiating values through innovative products to excel in competitions,” said a Goodix representative this week. “Through five years of exploration, the commercialization of IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR on PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS, and vivo X21 only marks the beginning.”

It’s a real deliverable now. Any phone without an in-display fingerprint sensor is going to look like it’s been left out in the cold from this point on. Every single one of them.

Original Text ►► Another step toward the perfect smartphone

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. This is the super-duper-premium version of the Huawei Mate RS, a device which also rolls with a flexible OLED display.

There’s also a Goodix fingerprint sensor in the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, but they’re not under the display just yet. It’s not for lack of trying, as Goodix’s current solution works with both flexible and rigid OLED displays. They’ve also delivered an in-display fingerprint sensor to the vivo X21.

“The era of bezel-free smartphones has arrived, it is imperative to offer differentiating values through innovative products to excel in competitions,” said a Goodix representative this week. “Through five years of exploration, the commercialization of IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR on PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS, and vivo X21 only marks the beginning.”

It’s a real deliverable now. Any phone without an in-display fingerprint sensor is going to look like it’s been left out in the cold from this point on. Every single one of them.

Original Text ►► Another step toward the perfect smartphone

Another step toward the perfect smartphone

When I say “the perfect smartphone” I of course mean the four-sided screen. That is the dream of the panel you hold in your hand without any sign of interruption – logos, buttons, or anything in-between. That dream is one step closer to reality now that phones are coming with a feature that’s going live thanks to a group called Goodix.

The folks at Goodix create several sorts of products, the most important of these being their “Innovative Biometric Solutions.” Most important to our subject matter today, that is to say. They’ve made clear over the past few weeks that they’re the reason why several early adopter manufacturers were able to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to the market before anyone else.

Goodix created what they call “Goodix’s Optical IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR.” They’ve branded it in all caps like that because they’re VERY PROUD OF THEIR AWESOME NEW TECHNOLOGY. They’ve delivered this tech this week to the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. This is the super-duper-premium version of the Huawei Mate RS, a device which also rolls with a flexible OLED display.

There’s also a Goodix fingerprint sensor in the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, but they’re not under the display just yet. It’s not for lack of trying, as Goodix’s current solution works with both flexible and rigid OLED displays. They’ve also delivered an in-display fingerprint sensor to the vivo X21.

“The era of bezel-free smartphones has arrived, it is imperative to offer differentiating values through innovative products to excel in competitions,” said a Goodix representative this week. “Through five years of exploration, the commercialization of IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR on PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate RS, and vivo X21 only marks the beginning.”

It’s a real deliverable now. Any phone without an in-display fingerprint sensor is going to look like it’s been left out in the cold from this point on. Every single one of them.

Original Text ►► Another step toward the perfect smartphone

Huawei Mate RS: 2 fingerprint sensors, 4 cameras, crazy price

If the new Huawei P20 Pro with its spangly Twilight finish isn’t quite premium enough for you, the phone-maker has another, even more expensive version, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. While it might be part of the Mate series by name, the similarities between the new Android phone and the P20 Pro are significant: indeed, the flagship feature of the P20 Pro has been borrowed wholesale.
That’s the triple rear camera array, Huawei’s big selling point. Designed in collaboration with Leica, it sees the Porsche Design phone sprout not only a 40-megapixel RGB color sensor on the back, but a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with a 3x optical zoom.
On the front, meanwhile, there’s a 6-inch, 18:9 aspect OLED display. It’s running at 2880 x 1440 resolution, too, higher than the P20 Pro, for a 538 ppi pixel density. Inside there’s the same Kirin 970 octa-core processor, paired with 6 GB of RAM. However, while the P20 Pro gets 128 GB of storage, the Porsche Design phone ups that to either 256 GB or 512 GB.

 

Both phones have a 4,000 mAh battery, a 24-megapixel front facing camera, and run Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s favored EMUI 8.1 interface. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will be dual-SIM as standard, too. There’s not only USB-C but DisplayPort 1.2 support, unusually.

That’s not the only rarity, mind. Huawei says the handset is the first smartphone in the world to use a microcapsule PCM, for example, a cooling technology often used in aerospace applications. These use temperature-reacting phase change materials to manage excesses of heat, such as when a mobile processor is being stressed.

Oddly, Huawei has also given the Mate RS not one but two fingerprint sensors. One is on the back, underneath the vertically stacked cluster of camera sensors. However, the phone also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, built into the display. Huawei justifies the rear sensor’s presence by making it also work to unlock a “secure space” in the smartphone.

Finally, there’s quick wireless charging – another first for a Huawei device – and a pair of colors: black and red. Don’t expect to find the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS in the US, at least officially; like the P20 Pro and P20 it’s intended for Europe, really. Even there, it’s likely to be rare. The 256 GB model is a heady 1,695 EUR ($2,093) and the 512 GB version is 2,095 EUR ($2,587).

Original Text ►► Huawei Mate RS: 2 fingerprint sensors, 4 cameras, crazy price

Huawei Mate RS: 2 fingerprint sensors, 4 cameras, crazy price

If the new Huawei P20 Pro with its spangly Twilight finish isn’t quite premium enough for you, the phone-maker has another, even more expensive version, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. While it might be part of the Mate series by name, the similarities between the new Android phone and the P20 Pro are significant: indeed, the flagship feature of the P20 Pro has been borrowed wholesale.
That’s the triple rear camera array, Huawei’s big selling point. Designed in collaboration with Leica, it sees the Porsche Design phone sprout not only a 40-megapixel RGB color sensor on the back, but a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with a 3x optical zoom.
On the front, meanwhile, there’s a 6-inch, 18:9 aspect OLED display. It’s running at 2880 x 1440 resolution, too, higher than the P20 Pro, for a 538 ppi pixel density. Inside there’s the same Kirin 970 octa-core processor, paired with 6 GB of RAM. However, while the P20 Pro gets 128 GB of storage, the Porsche Design phone ups that to either 256 GB or 512 GB.

 

Both phones have a 4,000 mAh battery, a 24-megapixel front facing camera, and run Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s favored EMUI 8.1 interface. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS will be dual-SIM as standard, too. There’s not only USB-C but DisplayPort 1.2 support, unusually.

That’s not the only rarity, mind. Huawei says the handset is the first smartphone in the world to use a microcapsule PCM, for example, a cooling technology often used in aerospace applications. These use temperature-reacting phase change materials to manage excesses of heat, such as when a mobile processor is being stressed.

Oddly, Huawei has also given the Mate RS not one but two fingerprint sensors. One is on the back, underneath the vertically stacked cluster of camera sensors. However, the phone also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor, built into the display. Huawei justifies the rear sensor’s presence by making it also work to unlock a “secure space” in the smartphone.

Finally, there’s quick wireless charging – another first for a Huawei device – and a pair of colors: black and red. Don’t expect to find the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS in the US, at least officially; like the P20 Pro and P20 it’s intended for Europe, really. Even there, it’s likely to be rare. The 256 GB model is a heady 1,695 EUR ($2,093) and the 512 GB version is 2,095 EUR ($2,587).

Original Text ►► Huawei Mate RS: 2 fingerprint sensors, 4 cameras, crazy price