In a press event in London, Huawei unveiled its latest smartphone. What’s the big deal? It’s the thinnest smartphone in the world, measuring 6.1mm thin, and made of metal. The Ascend P6 also features more important things, like a 4.7-inch 720p display, with availability in 19 countries at the end of July for $600. What’s Huawei’s competition you ask? It’s limitless and daunting: Galaxy S4, the iPhone 5, the Xperia Z or HTC One; however you want to spin it, really.
But if you really want to get nitty and gritty with it, it turns out that Huawei is missing one important feature: 4G. There will be models with LTE capability launched in October, but why wait? Otherwise, a Qualcomm 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB of storage (with microSD). 8 megapixel back-facing camera and 5MP front-facing, and a (small) 2,000 mAh battery round off the hardware. Software-wise, there’s Android 4.2.2, with of course, some sort of proprietary design interface that aims to improve the stock version of Android.
Sure thing, Huawei. A launch is expected in at least 100 countries between July and the fourth quarter.
Press release after the break.