Huawei Ascend P6 officially confirmed, will get announced on June 18. CEO says it won’t cost $330
Huawei has officially confirmed that the device it will unveil during its announcement on June 18 is the Ascend P6. And it’s also confirmed that this, the next in the P series of smartphones, will indeed be called P6. On the surface, that’s a bit baffling, since the latest handset in the series is the P2. Where then are the Ascend P3, P4, and P5? Well, that’s a good question. And not one likely to be directly addressed by the Chinese company.
Anyway, we also get a teaser image showing a part of the Ascend P6, as well as some hints that it will be the thinnest smartphone in the world (which isn’t a surprise), but also one of the most compact, with a great screen to body ratio. The last device to claim having a wonderful such ratio was the Sony Xperia ZL, so it will be interesting to see just how small the Ascend P6 will be, and how big of a screen it will have.
In related news, Huawei Device head honcho Richard Yu has shot down rumors that the Ascend P6 will be priced at 1,999 yuan (around $330). We heard about this yesterday, and promptly let you know. However, that’s too low for a high-end smartphone, Yu thinks. As for where the rumor originated, he speculates that it has been started by unnamed “western companies” in order to denigrate Huawei. Or something like that.
Apparently the Ascend P6 will have a “reasonable price”, but what that is won’t be revealed until next month.
Via GSM Insider