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Huawei Ascend P6 camera specs and Emotion UI leak

We’re less than a week away from the official unveiling of the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone, but fresh details concerning its camera tech and Emotion UI have leaked onto the internet.

Excitement is building around the Huawei Ascend P6, which will be unveiled at a launch event on June 18. It’s expected to become the thinnest smartphone in the world at just 6.18mm thin.

This freshly leaked information concerning the Huawei Ascend P6 comes from the ever-reliable @evleaks Twitter account, which supplied a brief spec rundown and screen grabs of the new Emotion UI overlay.

The tweet appears to confirm the rumours of a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch HD (720p) display, and a 5-megapixel camera. However, what’s interesting is that the 5-megapixel camera will be front-facing.

It’s suggested that this sharper-than-usual front cam will include a feature called Face Enhance. Consider our interest even more piqued than before.

So what of the main rear camera? According to the tweet, it’s be an 8-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) affair with – equally intriguingly – a “4cm macro.”

As for the Emotion UI, which will be layered thick over some version of the Android OS, just check out the above image. Huawei is evidently going for a range of themes that will reshape and recolour the core app icons and widgets.

One thing’s for sure, with its mixture of cutting edge design elements, quirky firsts, and slightly-less-than-cutting-edge specs, we’re genuinely interested to see how the Huawei Ascend P6 pulls together next Tuesday.

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