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Porsche Design said ‘no’ to the notch in the Huawei Mate RS

Together to the,Y, the Chinese giant introduced, whose development was carried out again with the prestigious Porsche Design company. The…

Porsche Design said'no' to the notch in the Huawei Mate RS

Together to the,Y, the Chinese giant introduced, whose development was carried out again with the prestigious Porsche Design company. The Huawei Mate RS, a smartphone whose price is around 2,000 euros, came as a test of what is possible to achieve when combined the best technology, with a design that runs on behalf of a company with decades of experience in the sector

But behind the development of this impressive smartphone, there are some curiosities that had not come to light until today. For example, Do not you find it curious to see that the P20 incorporate a notch on your screen, while the Mate RS dispenses with it? Apparently, There is a -very good- explanation, and everything has to do with the philosophy of Porsche Design.

When I saw the notch for the first time, I could hardly believe it: Christian Schwamkrug

Porsche Design said'no' to the notch in the Huawei Mate RS

Porsche Design said'no' to the notch in the Huawei Mate RS

In a, Christian Schwamkrug, design director of Porsche Design, has brought to light all the details and decisions that were made in the design process of the device, from the beginning to the end. According to Schwamkrug, the Mate RS is one of the most intense projects in which he has participated, given that even the smallest details were discussed the level of reflection that the glass back of the phone should have.

But when asking about the lack of a notch in the device, the design director assured to have it very clear from minute one. Unlike the models in the P20 series, The Mate RS incorporates a 6-inch OLED QuadHD curved screen -and- whose upper and lower margins are completely symmetrical , without notches or bangs that take the leading role. The reason? For Christian Schwamkrug it is very simple:

When I saw the notch for the first time, I could hardly believe it. It is disturbing, from a design point of view. An image is rectangular or square, with an edge line and a transparent frame format. I like symmetry. We did not want to have the notch, we think it’s a compromise.

Like it or not, the notch It’s here to stay, at least for this generation of smartphones. It may not be the most attractive option for the purpose for which it is intended, but it is undeniable that it is an effective solution when it comes to getting more useful space on the screen , while maintaining the necessary sensors in the upper part of the front. At least we know that, if it is a smartphone designed by Porsche Design, we will be safe from the notch … as long as we are willing to pay almost 2,000 euros for one of its models.

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