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Huawei Ascend P6 unveiled as world’s slimmest smartphone

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Huawei Ascend P6
Huawei Ascend P6

The Huawei Ascend P6 has been formally unveiled following months of teasing leaks, with the Google Nexus 4 rival lining up as the world’s slimmest smartphone.

A mid-range handset of that might not rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, the Huawei Ascend P6 lines up at just 6.18mm thick and sports Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS at its core.

Unveiling the new streamline handset, Huawei CEO Richard Yu described the phone as “the embodiment of elegance but with edge.” He added: “The six in P6 is more than a name, it is the thickness of the device. It is very, very difficult to do a smartphone this thin.”

Huawei Ascend P6 Features

Aside from taking the mantle as the world’s slimmest smartphone, the super skinny Huawei Ascend P6 features list sees a raft of premium components wrapped up within the aforementioned sleek, stylish shell.

Running the latest iteration of the company’s Emotion UI atop Android 4.2.2, the Ascend P6 is set to offer a familiar user experience, with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor helping ensure the device is not only the slimmest, but one of the fastest on the market.

Pairing these impressive foundations with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD, the Huawei Ascend P6 specs sheet is further enhanced by an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera alongside a second, 5-megapixel forward-facing snapper.

Further bolstering this camera collection, the 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera is partnered by an f/2.0 aperture and an impressive 4cm macro view length. On top of this an IMAGESmart ENGINE and auto scene recognition combine to offer better photographic results.

With a 2,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery keeping things chugging along, the slimline Huawei Ascend P6 boasts a sleek, metal finish.

Discussing the handset’s form factor, Nick Woodley, Huawei’s Lead Designer for the company’s London Design Office stated: “With the P6 we truly believe we have achieved world class design.”

The Huawei Ascend P6 is set to be made available in a trio of colour options, with black and silver models lining up alongside a pink option.

Huawei Ascend P6 Release Date and Price
While the Chinese manufacturer has failed to narrow down an exact date of arrival, it has suggested that a Huawei Ascend P6 release date
will be held later this summer. The P6 will hit more than 100 countries this August.

In keeping with the company’s traditionally aggressive pricing structure, a Huawei Ascend P6 price has been set at 449 euros (£383).

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