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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