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Huawei Announce the Ascend P6; Quad-Core CPU in 6.18mm Thick Frame

June 18, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Huawei might not be a company that’s very well-known in the West and they’re probably as much at fault as the carriers are but, the Chinese company continues to produce quality Android smartphones. It’s perhaps a little galling that we can’t enjoy the best they have to offer here in the West but, it is good to see Chinese manufacturers really bring their A-game. Huawei is holding an event in London right now and they’ve just announced the Ascend P6, yet another device that’s aim to cut a perfect compromise between performance and making ridiculously thin smartphones.

The Ascend P6 certainly lives up to the moniker of being “thin”, coming in at just 6.18mm and yet, there’s still room for a quad-core CPU, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and even a 5-megapixel front-facing camera as well. Take a look at the full specs of this thin device below:

  • 4.7-inch HD display with “MagicTouch” technology
  • 1.5 Ghz Quad-Core CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of Storage
  • 8MP rear-facing camera BSI Sensor
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 2,000 mAh Battery

This being a Huawei device, it’ll be launching in China first, but there’s word of it coming to Western Europe as well, hitting the following networks and outfits: Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn, TIM. Unfortunately, there’s little hope of the device coming to the Americas, as we all know how great relations are between them and the US Government, but there’s a slim chance that one of the off-beat carriers might just pick this up.

The Ascend P6 is a good-looking device from Huawei and it’s as up-to-date as it can be right now, with Android 4.2.2 running alongside Huawei’s custom UI. The 2,000 mAh battery doesn’t like much here but, the entire phone is only 6.18mm thin, leaving little room for everything else in there. Some nice touches are in the 5MP front-facing camera and the “MagicTouch” display that allows you to use gloves with the display. Overall, it’s a shame that this device can’t be enjoyed by more people across the globe as Huawei make good phones, and this is just another in the long line of Ascend devices that cut a great compromise between looks and performance.