Huawei has announced the Ascend P6, a handset which it claims is the world’s thinnest smartphone. At only 6.8mm thick, the device is certainly slim, with an alarmingly slender frame that looks striking.
The new handset has a 4.7-inch display and weighs in at 120g, meaning that while it may not be the lightest mobile phone around it is certainly not heavy.
Other specs include an 8 megapixel camera, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that can support up to 32GB of extra space. The handset also has a 5 megapixel front facing camera, an incredibly high spec for such a sensor which should ensure very good quality video calls. However, in an unusual move for a flagship handset, there is no support for 4G networks.
The Ascend P6 comes hot on the heels of the Ascend P2, which we reviewed just a few weeks ago. The earlier device proved promising, although we did find some unusual quirks with Huawei’s user interface which may or may not have been ironed out with the new smartphone. The Chinese firm’s Emotion UI is in place again, so it will be interesting to see how well the software performs.
Huawei is making a big push in the mobile world and recent figures from research firm IDC list it as the world’s fourth biggest smartphone manufacturer after Samsung, Apple and LG. In an interview with the BBC, Shao Yang, CMO for Huawei, said: “Seven years ago nobody would have believed Apple could be so successful, and maybe five years ago that Samsung could be so successful”. Reports suggest that the Ascend P6 will be coming to Europe in July.