Slender Huawei Ascend P6 emerges at last

Slender Huawei Ascend P6 emerges at lastIt's here at last, and about time too as we were running out of different ways to say “world's thinnest smartphone” with each new rumour piece that came along.

We mean the Huawei Ascend P6, of course, with its 6.18mm waist and highish-end specs. It's finally official, and is all set to touch down locally next month.

The Ascend P6 was launched in London yesterday, though we already had a clear sense of what was coming. That record-breaking 6.18mm profile first came to our attention early last month, but since then we've had regular hits of both images and specs, leaving little to the imagination come launch day.

To recap: the Ascend P6 features a 4.7in LCD with a 720p resolution (1080p remains a 5in-plus luxury for the time being), while underneath you get a 1.5GHz quad-core processor backed by 2GB of RAM.

Achieving such a slender chassis invariably involves some sacrifices on the inside, and those seem to be primarily a ration of just 8GB of storage space (though there is a microSD slot) and only 2,000mAh of battery capacity, which might be stretched considering the performance on tap.

You do get a decent pair of cameras – namely an 8MP snapper with 4cm macro shooting and f/2.0 optics round the back, and a 5MP companion on the front. High-res front-facing cameras seems to be emerging as a new trend, it seems.

Huawei's Emotion UI is present and correct as you'd expect, and it sits on top of the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean platform.

The Ascend P6 will go on sale in its home market of China this month, but will be making its way to 19 markets in Europe (including the UK) by the end of July. Price-wise, a figure of €449 (£380-ish) has been quoted for the continent, but a UK-specific figure has yet to be revealed.

Huawei says a 4G LTE version is on the cards too, but will only arrive in Q4.

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Treab  Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:05

Who actually cares about this phone... an 8gb memory and 2000 mAh battery will make this phone useless pretty quickly...

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 19, 2013 at 11:53

This would be only decent Dual SIM device on the market, if European version will be dual SIM.
Agree with limited memory being a drawback. Battery could actually be good. Phone is running K3V2 and not Snapdragon, cutting performance in half. Assuming that half performance = half battery drain 2K mAh might not be bad.

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