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Huawei Ascend P6 now official – "world’s slimmest smartphone"

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Huawei Ascend P6 now official – "world’s slimmest smartphone"

Right as planned, the Huawei Ascent P6 was just announced officially, although the numerous leaks did a great job at spoiling the surprise. Meet the new slimmest smartphone, with an awe-inspiring thickness of only 6.18 millimeters. (June 18 – we see what you did there, Huawei.) But even though it is so impressively slim, the Ascend P6 has quite a lot of goodies packed under its hood.

Inside the sleek metallic body of the Huawei Ascend P6 ticks a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. There is a 4.7-inch LCD touchscreen with HD resolution gracing its front – 1280 by 720 pixels, we assume. Huawei notes that an in-cell touch display has been used, which are known for their slimness. The 8-megapixel main camera can capture macro shots from as close as 4 centimeters, while the front-facing 5MP shooter ensures that your self-portraits will look as good as they should. And although there is a decent 2000mAh battery tucked behind its back plate, the Huawei Ascend P6 weighs a mere 120 grams

To give users more value for their money, Huawei has added a few extra tricks as well. Among them is the so-called MagicTouch tech, which allows the screen to be operated even while the user has gloves on. Through some power management optimizations, Huawei has managed to make the Ascend P6 battery last as much as 30% longer than cells of this size used in other handsets. The AirSharing feature is present as well, allowing one to instantly share content over the air with TVs and other devices. Android 4.2.2 will come pre-loaded onto the Huawei Ascend P6, with the maker's Emotion UI layered on top. (Learn more about the Emotion UI interface in our Huawei Ascend Mate review.) 

The Huawei Ascend P6 will be released in China this month. Markets throughout Western Europe will get the phone in July via a number of carriers and retailers: Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, MediaMarkt & Saturn, TIM, Amazon and CDiscount. At this time, there is no information whether the Huawei Ascend P6 is ever going to be released in the U.S. Color choices include black, white and pink, with optional color-matching cases sold separately.



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posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:00 12

1. amansingal14 (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


6.18 mm? I am thinking of replacing my knife with this stuff.

PS - Any humiliation to the phone is totally unintentional. I had to say it to keep those haters away.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:03 1

2. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


ROFL!! M thinking of replacing my razor with this stuff :P:P

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:12 11

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


There was knife-cut and paper-cut...now there'll be cell-cut.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:21 3

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Huawei? No thanks.
Nice iPhone design though.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 11:50 1

17. Veigald (Posts: 240; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Yep, that's the most blatant iPhone design ripoff yet.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:21 6

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Xperia Z ..is that you?

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:27

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why is it metal? :(

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:57 2

14. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


because it's "iPhone Clone"

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 10:26

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


You don't need to make metal to be iPhone clone tho

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:27 2

7. majp89 (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


I guess we can start buying Chinese phones now that we know that our own government is spying on us anyways.

Reasons I wouldn't buy the phone? I had the original Droid Razr and that thing would get so hot that you would have to put it down for about 5-10 minutes before you could use it again. 2000maH is kind of a crap battery for such a large display, and since I have a DSLR the cameras wouldn't be a huge selling point for me, although the 4cm macro capability is pretty cool. I'm guessing that's an S4 Snapdragon under the hood.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:31 3

8. roldxx (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


never buy from communists

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:34

9. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


thinner than xperia zu!

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:45

10. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


No thanks! There will be a chip built into the phone so they can spy on us Americans, steal our trade secrets among other things.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 08:54 1

11. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The UI is very clean, I like it.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:17

12. kindlefireowner (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Does being the slimmest increase the phone's reliability. NO. Huawei makes garbage phones.

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:20

13. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Slimest means poor battery life

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 09:59

15. yowanvista (Posts: 309; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


The Umeox X5 is even slimmer at just 5.6mm

posted on 18 Jun 2013, 14:15

18. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Dual sim, and micro sd card slot, in such a slim device........!!!! Impressive.....

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 01:00

19. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 196; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


It's surprising how a communist junk dealer like Huawei release an aesthetically beautiful device like this. Hahahaa.. But it's obviously a Sony Xperia Z + iPhone 5 ripoff! LOL. Just the name Huawei sounds cheap, so never. Never I'm gonna buy a Huawei! :D

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