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Report: Huawei faces shortages of the 4.7 inch panel for the Huawei Ascend P6

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Report: Huawei faces shortages of the 4.7 inch panel for the Huawei Ascend P6
The Huawei Ascend P6 is one of the world's thinnest smartphones weighing in at a Twiggy-esque 6.18mm thick. Yes, the device did lose the crown to newer models with a thickness of less than 6mm. In fact, the new title holder is the Vivo X3 which measures 5.6mm thick. The rest of the specs on the Huawei Ascend P6 make it a solid performer with a 4.7 inch LCD display, 720 x 1280 resolution and a 312ppi pixel density. A quad-core 1.5GHz processor powers the phone, which includes 2GB of RAM. 8GB of native storage can be expanded using a microSD card and back and front cameras measure up at 8MP and 5MP respectively. Android 4.2.2. is pre-installed.

The Chinese OEM believes that it can sell 10 million units of the phone, but it has hit a snag. A shortage of  4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD panels could affect production of the handset. According to industry sources, JDI's shortage of the panel is acute and with more demand than supply at the moment for the display, sales of the Huawei Ascend P6 could suffer. The model is priced at CNY $2688 ($440 USD) but basic economics suggests that if demand stays the same and supply goes down, the price goes up. But figuring on demand remaining static is probably asking too much in the smartphone industry where depreciation of a new model starts the day it is launched.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 23 Aug 2013, 03:25 1

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


I dont intend to souund mean but who is actually buying this phone i have not seem it advertised or sold anywhere!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 03:33 5

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


But this is a very good designed phone, nice option to buy with great specs and build quality that too from Chinese OEM.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 03:36 1

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yeh I know it does look like a nice phone they just need to advertise it more!

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 03:38 1

4. Birds (Posts: 978; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


You pointed out a solid point. People don't know to buy a phone if their is no compelling advertisement, let alone, any advertisement for the device.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 03:57

5. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


The only thing is Huawei and other Chinese OEM is not updating their phone and I dont like it >.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 06:32

8. boosook (Posts: 979; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I've seen it (in Lisbon) and touched it, very well built, good design and premium feel… I have to say I was impressed! It has that premium feel that only the iphone and few other phones have, and it does not have the gigantic size of the latest 5" flagships by samsung etc.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:12

11. GamePlayer (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


I live in Pakistan, and i see it's advertisements pretty often.

posted on 25 Aug 2013, 22:32

14. henrys (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


sold in 2 major retail stores in Australia as well as online stores

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 04:54

6. BooBooooooo (Posts: 56; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


So, how much is it?

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 05:21

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


You means cost, it's $440 USD. Haven't you read the article?

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:13

12. GamePlayer (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


400 dollar in my country! :)

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 10:26

9. PhoneCritic (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Samsung, which is the major LCD manufacture, warn about a LCD shortage earlier this year. Be Amoled, SuperLCD 2,3 and IPS screens, Samsung has more capacity than anyone to deliver yet even they warned of a shortage. Why? Samsung flagship will get their displays first followed by Apple ( which will have all of LG's and sharps capacity and even Samsung's) so other lower tier manufactures get almost nothing

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 10:44

10. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 424; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


The phone looks like a Z with 4S design and the bottom front is like the Xperia BRAVIA concept at concept-phones.com

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 11:51

13. xtian1103 (Posts: 357; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


it's a nice phone if you see this up close. made of glass and metal and the sim ejector pin is built-in at the lower part of the phone. drawback is lack of lte i guess

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