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Meet Huawei P6 - the world's thinnest smartphone to measure the anorexic 6.18mm

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Meet Huawei P6 - the world's thinnest smartphone to measure the anorexic 6.18mm
We got a new contender in the neverending "world's slimmest smartphone" race - the Huawei P6-U06, leaked by the Chinese certification body - the thingy clocks in at just 6.18 mm thickness, which is incredible by any standard.

Weight is kept in check at 120g (4.2 ounces) and the exact dimensions are 132.6 x 65.5 x 6.18mm (5.2 x 2.6 x 0.2 inches), making it one pretty elongated handset. In fact, the screen size is modest for this body length, at 4.7" 720p panel, but something had to give for the thin frame, we guess. The phone is said to be powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, have 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP camera on the back, and what seems to be a pretty resolute 5 MP front-facing cam, if the claimed specs are to be believed.

Android 4.1.2 is running the show, as can be easily guessed, but price and release date are yet unknown, though this might be one of the promised thin P series Huawei was jabbering about at CES, and is likely to see the lights in China at first, as hinted by its claimed dual SIM support.


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posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:16 7

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Okay so 6.18mm is TOO thin. I like a balance between weight and thickness of a phone. A I call BS on the 5MP camera.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:23 1

2. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


it say 8mp not 5 where you got 5 from?

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:29 6

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7276; Member since: 14 May 2012)


"The phone is said to be powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, have 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP camera on the back, and what seems to be a pretty resolute 5 MP front-facing cam, if the claimed specs are to be believed."

Right there.

EDIT: I was talking about the FFC.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:56

6. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


ok got it

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:57 3

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yup, Rayan missed that one!
Considering the weight, the chassis might be Aluminium.
If not, plastic is not going to do good to the phone.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 07:21 9

9. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


if it was iPhone everybody would be like wow revolutionary. because it's not IPhone it's too thin.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:51

4. KParks23 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I also agree thats too thin i even thought the gs3 was too thin i mean thin is ok but my hands are bigger i can hardly even hold my s3 feel like im holding a potato chip!

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 06:52 2

5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 713; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Sony Xperia Z ripoff? Huawei you need to hire artists not copycats.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 07:13 2

8. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wow, very thin indeed! 5 MP front-facing cam?? AWESOME!!

But the back of the phone kinda reminds me of my Xperia Z. But nevertheless, good luck Huawei!

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 07:22 1

10. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Huawei is working only on making smartphones thinner and thinner! C'mon improve your market. We need your phones!

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 07:24

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


over thin.... the xperia tablet z is 6.9mm thin and i think thats the limit ... but this is over!

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 09:29 1

12. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


I bet that its reasonably priced too.

posted on 29 Apr 2013, 13:36

13. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Lol, what next goal will smartphone makers chase next? Thinner than 7mm is a bit over...err underdoing it. Why the hell would you want a phone to be extra thin, that just makes it more apt to snap in half in your pocket or you more likely to buy a bulky case in which to protect in whilst you carry it. Droid DNA is pretty thin and it fits well in hand and doesn't make me feel like I'm holding leaf. Phone makers need to get serious and stop being overly ridiculous, get some better battery tech so batteries last longer or figure out how to have smart actions that saves battery power when the damn phone isn't being used.
I really hate the fact that smartphones don't know when to charge themselves when left plugged in, who the hell designs these things? The phone should know not to charge unless battery power is significantly depleted even when left plugged in and should automatically run off AC when plugged in and fully charged so as to save the damned battery. I don't get rechargeable batteries when software written for it is so damn primitive and useless. It's appalling.

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