Another slim smartphone from Chinese vendor

Huawei claims to have unveiled a slim smartphone measuring 6.18mm.

Called the Ascend P6, the smartphone features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a metallic body. The new smartphone features a 4.7-inch high definition in-cell display, a 5MP front-facing camera, Android 4.2.2 operating system, and 2000mAh battery.

The company is positioning these devices as smartphones with an edge. , and outstanding software, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 is the embodiment of elegance with an edge. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said the Ascend P6 is a star among smartphones with its intuitive user interface called Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI.

Yu added that these devices build on the Ascend P series of fashion smartphones.

The Ascend P6 weighs about 120g making it small enough to slip into pockets and clutch bags.  Supposedly the Ascend P6 has “MagicTouch” technology for enhanced screen responsiveness even when wearing gloves, the company said.

Huawei also said that the Ascend P6 is targeted at a group of customers called “selfies”, people who take self-portraits and share them with others. The smartphone also features an 8MP rear-facing BSI camera with F2.0 aperture and 4cm macro view. This feature also enables 1080P full HD video recording and playback.

Huawei’s proprietary IMAGESmart software is targeted at the novice photographer and can help them with contrast and colour enhancement, auto scene recognition, object tracing focus, and instant facial beauty support.

Huawei’s Emotion UI includes updates to Uni-Home including enhanced security, Huawei’s Me Widget, MagicTouch, and SmartReading. New to Huawei’s Emotion UI are the panoramic shoot and facial recognition photography functions.

Huawei’s multi-screen AirSharing capability connect to a range of devices for documents sharing.

The Ascend P6 is available in black, white and pink with matching colour cases. It will begin shipping to China from June and the plan is to go to other markets after the launch.


For more on developing a mobility strategy, view this episode of CIO TV: OCAD: The business case for mobility in Canada

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