Huawei has unveiled the Huawei Ascend P6S, a subtle revision to one of last year’s sleekest and most affordable mid-range Android smartphones.
When we reviewed the Huawei Ascend P6 last year we found it to be a highly desirable piece of kit, with a crisp display and a super-slim design that rather aped the recent iPhone range. However, one of our chief concerns was the phone’s lack of grunt.
The Huawei Ascend P6S appears to address this lack of power. Or at least, it makes a cursory attempt to do so.
Formerly utilising a somewhat underpowered 1.5GHz quad-core processor, the Ascend P6S runs on a 1.6GHz quad-core CPU. Spot the difference?
There’s a chance the Huawei has swapped out its original own-brand chip for something inherently more capable, but we haven’t been given the specific specs to back up such a claim.
One confirmed spec that would appear to support our suspicion that the Ascend P6S is packing new silicon is the fact that it’s a little thicker than before.
Huawei made quite a deal of the fact that the original Ascend P6 was the slimmest phone in the world at 6.2mm. The Ascend P6S adds 3mm to that waistline, which still makes it an extremely skinny device.
Other than these minor changes, the Huawei Ascend P6S appears to be identical to the P6. It’s still got a (very impressive) 4.7-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and an unusually generous 5-megapixel front camera (all the better to snap those selfies).
The Huawei Ascend P6S also continues to lack LTE compatibility, and is powered by the same 2,000mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI 2.0 layered on top.
You can only get the Huawei Ascend P6S in China right now, where it’s selling for CNY 2,700 (about £271). There’s no news on a wider release just yet.
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