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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Ascend P6
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Huawei K3V2E, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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19 Comments

1. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

2. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Huawei? No thanks. Nice iPhone design though.

17. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

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

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Xperia Z ..is that you?

6. wendygarett unregistered

Why is it metal? :(

14. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

because it's "iPhone Clone"

16. wendygarett unregistered

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

7. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 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.

8. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

never buy from communists

9. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

thinner than xperia zu!

10. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 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.

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

The UI is very clean, I like it.

12. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

13. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Slimest means poor battery life

15. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The Umeox X5 is even slimmer at just 5.6mm

18. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

19. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 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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