Huawei Announces Ascend P6 - "World's Slimmest Smartphone"
Huawei is still a comparatively small smartphone brand in Europe and North America , but in China and other emerging markets the manufacturer holds a significant market share. So far their focus has been predominantly on cheap handsets – something Huawei likely aims to change with the new Ascend P6.
The Ascend P6 is Huawei's flagship and comes with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Huawei K3V2 SoC and a 4.7-inch display with HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels). Unlike the Windows-based Ascend W1, the P6 runs Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). On the front is a camera with the unusually high resolution 5 MP, while the main camera has an 8 MP sensor and also allows for Full HD video recording. The battery capacity is 2,000 mAh.
However, the most interesting part of the specifications is no doubt the phone's exceptionally slim profile. It measures just 6.18 mm (0.24 inches), which according to Huawei makes it the world's thinnest smartphone. Design wise it borrows heavily from the iPhone 5, with a metal frame and what looks like a brushed aluminum back plate.
Like many other manufacturers in the Android segment, Huawei uses a proprietary user interface. Huawei's "Emotion UI" has been updated for the Ascend P6 and now includes facial recognition and panorama features for the camera app, as well as other improvements.
The Huawei Ascend P6 comes in black, white or pink and starts shipping to China in June, July to Western Europe, whereas other markets may have to wait a little longer. Unfortunately there is no pricing info available so far.