Huawei's P6-inspired Ascend G6 unveiled with 4.5'' qHD display, quad-core processor and 4G LTE


Huawei has just taken down the drapes off a new mid-range offering that will be joining its range of products. Dubbed the Ascend G6, the device takes after the design cues of Huawei's still current flagship, the Ascend P6, though there are some noteworthy changes both under the hood and above.

The Ascend G6 sports a 4.5-inch, 540x960 pixel resolution qHD display (245 ppi) of unknown type, and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Seeing as the G6 is touted as 4G LTE-capable, but will first arrive in a 3G-only version, it's a bit unclear as to which chip(s) Huawei is going for. This is extra interesting, as Huawei has just revealed that its new, Cortex-A9 based HiSilicon chipset will support the coveted 4G LTE standard. Anyway, the rest of the specs highlights include an 8-megapixel f/2.0 aperture rear-facing camera with a Sony IMX134 sensor and an LED flash unit, with a 5-megapixel snapper taking care of the front. An NFC-equipped, 2000mAh battery is what you'll find embedded on the rear.

As mentioned, the Ascend G6 will come in 3G and 4G LTE versions, and, design-wise, there are some tiny differences pertaining to thickness. The former will be slightly slimmer, at 7.5 mm, while the speedier model will be a tad chubbier, at 7.85 mm. 

Huawei will be making the 3G model of the Ascend G6 available first, in Q1 this year, while the 4G LTE version will see the light of day in April. And the suggested retail price? €249, or about $342.


 Huawei unveils a colorful and effortlessly accessible 4G LTE smartphone at MWC 2014

 Barcelona, Spain, February 23, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G at GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. Huawei’s new 4G LTE-enabled smartphone brings ease of use back to smartphone ownership and opens up a world of fun and colorful new ways to stay connected without boundaries. With a 4.5-inch qHD display, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Emotion UI 2.0[1], HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G is an ideal companion for those who want to share better.

 “HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G is a stylish, colorful, and lightning fast smartphone designed to break down barriers,” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “With its handy 4G LTE connectivity, easy-to-use interface and dynamic cameras offering a multitude of photographic opportunities, Huawei is delivering on our promise to ‘Make it Possible’ for more people around the world.”

 HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G brings vibrant color to life with its crystal clear 4.5-inch qHD 960 x 540 LCD display and 245PPI. At 7.85mm slim and weighing 115g, Ascend G6 4G builds upon the stylish ‘double C’ design of the popular Ascend P6 smartphone and is available in a range of colors including black with light gunmetal grey or rose gold highlights, or in white with pink or champagne gold[2]. HUAWEI Ascend G6 also comes in a 7.5mm 3G version available in black, white, pink, gold or blue.

 Running on a powerful quad-core 1.2 GHz processor and robust 2000 mAh lithium polymer battery with up to 30 percent power saving, HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G is 4G LTE-enabled to make connectivity faster and more reliable than ever before. Movies can be downloaded in minutes and work files uploaded in seconds with speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Smart photo album, internet, notification and permission management provides full control over the information shared. In addition, the ‘one key scan’ function maintains peak performance through ‘phone speed tracking’, ‘power conservation’, ‘storage cleaning’ and ‘harassment filter.’ Ascend G6 4G also supports NFC sharing[3] for mobile payments.

 Featuring the latest version of the intuitive, easy-to-use interface, Emotion UI 2.0, HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G brings smartphone use within reach for everyone. A customizable homescreen and the enhanced ‘Standard’ and ‘Simplicity’ UIs make navigation effortless, and nearly 1,000 online themes are available to suit personal preferences.

 HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G offers an enhanced smartphone camera experience with Huawei’s proprietary self-focus tips and preview screen. The four plastic element (4P) lens featured on the 5-megapixel front-facing camera provides audio controlled spontaneous snapping, auto-scene recognition and auto-facial enhancement. Featuring 88 degree wide-angle shooting, Ascend G6 4G enables you to take all-inclusive photos that will wow family and friends. Add an extra dimension to photos with the ‘Voice Photo’ function that takes photos accompanied by 10-second audio clips that can be shared via Facebook and WeChat, such as at a wedding when you capture the bride and groom saying “I do.”

There are also endless opportunities to explore surroundings with multi-shot capture, horizontal shooting and panoramic functions, thanks to the five plastic elements (5P) lens of the 8-megapixel AF BSI f/2.0 aperture rear-facing camera. Alternatively, the voice-activated hands-free ‘selfie’ function shows off camera-ready poses. Filming or photographing in low light is a breeze with Ascend G6 4G’s in-built Sony IMX134 sensor, blue glass infrared filter and integrated camera flash for sharp, clear images.

HUAWEI Ascend G6 will be available from Q1 2014 and HUAWEI Ascend G6 4G from April 2014 at a suggested retail price of €249.

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About Huawei Consumer Business Group

As at the end of 2013, Huawei’s products and services are deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei’s three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.

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[1] Emotion UI versions may vary between regions.

[2] Color availability may vary between regions.

[3] Not available on 3G version.



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1. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I was expecting it to match the thickness of the Ascend P6. Oh well, me and my standards

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