6.18 mm Huawei Ascend P6 finally gets official, becomes the world’s thinnest smartphone
After many weeks of leaks, both unofficial and official, the Huawei Ascend P6 has been unveiled today in London. Well, what was left to unveil wasn’t really that much, since we’ve basically known what it looks like and all its specs for a while now. Either way, it’s good to see the leaks regarding the Ascend P6 coming to an end.
The handset is 6.18 mm thick, and thus has become the current holder of the “world’s slimmest smartphone” title. It has a 4.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front camera, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, all the usual connectivity options (though not LTE), and a 2,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top.
The battery is kind of small for a device with a 4.7-inch screen and quad-core CPU. The high-res front camera is there to ensure your ‘selfies’ are works of art, and for that purpose the phone even includes some special ‘beautifying software’.
The Ascend P6 will become available in black, white, and pink in China later this month, and it will be shipping in Europe in July. Huawei has quite a few partners lined up for its European launch, though this phone will probably never make it to the US (because of the missing LTE support).
According to Huawei’s head honcho Richard Yu, we shouldn’t expect to see a ‘Nexus experience’ device from the Chinese company. That’s because it believes that its Emotion UI overlay truly improves the underlying operating system. Of course, this is also what Samsung and HTC officials used to say, and look – in a few days the Galaxy S4 and the One will both have ‘Nexus experience’ editions out in the Google Play Store. So anything is possible, but for now Huawei’s overlay is here to stay.