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It has been a long while since I heard some whalesong at ear-splitting volume. It takes me back to Nokia's final years as the world's No. 1. Back then you couldn't tell whether it was trying to be a New Age NGO or a phone company. The whalesong was deafening. Huawei's product launches have never been exactly amateurish, but …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Andrew, why two back-to-back articles on the same phone?

    You've given half the technical data in this one, half in the other one. Either it all needs to be in one or you need to stop being paid by the word.

    1. detritus

      Re: Andrew, why two back-to-back articles on the same phone?

      He needs to be paid by the word so he can one day afford a P20 Pro.

      1. MrT

        Re: Andrew, why two back-to-back articles on the same phone?

        That lacks slightly in ambition - I'd say he's aiming at the Porsche Design Mate RS one ;-)

        1. detritus

          Re: Andrew, why two back-to-back articles on the same phone?

          Oh cripes, that's the one I meant of course — I got confused by the flurry of secondary and tertiary brand-oneupmanship in that last spew of prices at the bottom there!

    2. LochNessMonster

      Re: Andrew, why two back-to-back articles on the same phone?

      "the Porsche Design Mate RS features the triple Leica in the P20 Pro, adding both an underglass fingerprint sensor..."

      If true, Huawei have beaten both Apple and Samsung to the punch with this one feature. Nice! :-)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How are we notching up sales

    AI Leica it. This is sure to outsell the X. Order it in your favourite color on grey import now.

  3. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

    Porsche?

    If I want a nice loaf of bread, I go to a good baker

    If I want a nice pint of beer I go to a good brewer

    If I want a nice car I may well go to Porsche (I already have a 944)

    If I want I nice phone I will go to a good phone maker, I will not go to a baker, a brewer or a car manufacturer

    1. Charles 9 Silver badge

      Re: Porsche?

      But what if they're all the same person. Just because one is a jack of all trades doesn't preclude he or she being a master of one or more.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Porsche?

      If I want I nice phone I will go to a good phone maker, I will not go to a baker, a brewer or a car manufacturer

      You wouldn't be getting a phone from a car maker, merely a phone from a phone maker given a branded makeover. A bit like a Ford Escort Ghia.......

      Anyway, if you wanted a nice car from Porsche, why did you instead buy the pug-ugly, heritage free 944, which in any event was based on the 924, itself intended to be a VW? All the 924/944 variants look like a poop-scoop with a transparent lid on the business end.

      1. theOtherJT

        Re: Porsche?

        Anyway, if you wanted a nice car from Porsche, why did you instead buy the pug-ugly, heritage free 944

        Looks are subjective I know, but I think the 944 was probably the best looking of the 924/944/968 trio, and one of the better looking cars Porsche has ever made - certainly compared with the boxster that came immediately after it.

        More importantly, did you ever drive one? The 944 turbo is utterly, utterly brilliant. I desperately wish I'd bought one when I first started considering it 10 or so years back when I could have afforded one. They've appreciated well out of my price range now.

  4. theOtherJT

    One thousand eight hundred and thirty five pounds...

    Let me say that again.

    One thousand eight hundred and thirty five pounds.

    For a mobile phone.

    I know the value of the pound isn't what it used to be, and I'm sure this is a very good mobile phone... But...

    ONE THOUSAND. EIGHT HUNDRED. AND THIRTY. FIVE. POUNDS.

    That's more than my last laptop cost, and it wasn't exactly a cheap laptop.

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: One thousand eight hundred and thirty five pounds...

      Back in the day (May 2012), a 41MP Nokia 808 went for about 500 of your pre-Brexit British pounds, then there was a shoddy copy in July 2013 the form of a Lumia 1020 for 600 pounds. I don't think inflation since then is high enough to warrant a 3.5-fold increase.

    2. tiggity Silver badge

      Re: One thousand eight hundred and thirty five pounds...

      That's the price of the type of car I buy! (I do not cover great mileage by car so an old used bog standard car is fine for my purposes)

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