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

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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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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14 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

5. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

8. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

11. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

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

14. henrys

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

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

6. BooBooooooo

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

So, how much is it?

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

12. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

400 dollar in my country! :)

9. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1363; Member since: Oct 05, 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

10. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

13. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 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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