"Pre-orders" for the Huawei Ascend P6 hit 2 million

Earlier on Monday, we told you about the excitement building for Tuesday's introduction of the Huawei Ascend P6 in London. The device is said to be 6.18mm thin which would make it the thinnest smartphone in the world, at least for now. Last month, we told you about the Umeox X5 which purportedly will come to market with a 5.6mm thickness.

Meanwhile, Huawei's own website in China has been accepting non-binding reservations for the phone. Unlike a true pre-order, you are not actually putting up a credit card to reserve the handset. This number is merely a guide to give Huawei an idea about demand for the device and certainly includes some entries that were done for fun.

So far, the number of "pre-orders" for the Huawei Ascend P6 has tallied 2 million, which would sound more impressive if these were reserved with a credit card. There is no question that with the combination of the 6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate and the 6.2mm thin Huawei Ascend P6, the Chinese manufacturer has no problem pushing the envelope. What Huawei needs is a U.S. carrier willing to commit to its high end models and with the company's name stained with the black ink of possible espionage, it is unlikely that a stateside operator will be willing to subsidize Huawei's more enticing phones.Back in April, Huawei VP Eric Xu said that the company is no longer interested in the U.S. market.


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source: GSMInsider

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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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11 Comments

1. SleepingOz unregistered

Nice to hear that! I hope that the next Oppo Find 7 will meet the same success.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's up to Oppo. Demand is pretty big, accessibility still needs to be worked on. Good news is the European online retail store, bad news is the months of delay. In the end the best Chinese option is still Xiaomi, that is absolute top-end of Android just doesn't get much attention in the West. The Mi-3 will be a monster.

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Awesome news :) great job Huawei. Looking forward to that beast and beauty :)

3. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

take that s4

4. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Lol..

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

ooh ixperia p6 going to b a big hit.........wat abt world wide anouncmnt????

6. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I'd rather the Chinese govt. read my emails and listen to my phone calls than the NSA.

8. FerneyZan

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

I agree,, why fight them, we can just allow them to get into our personal info at will, who cares if some of us work for the government.. LOL

11. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

You been sarcastic right?

9. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

I hope huawei improve thier ugly ui ;)

10. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Wow huawei amazing. They got ban in the states but I guess. They dont need the states to survive, that's good.

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