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.