Huawei has just announced their newest Ascend smartphone – the Ascend P6 – at their press event in London. The Ascend P6 continues the road towards the premium end of the Smartphone range for Huawei, that they began with the Ascend P1. With the Ascend P6, Huawei have concentrated on the design, camera, and user interface.
With those cornerstone features in mind Huawei have delivered the Ascend P6 with an 8MP Rear Camera & an industry leading 5MP Front-facing camera that includes auto facial-enhancing capabilities for those all important ‘selfies.
For design, the Ascend P6 comes in a mighty slim 6.18mm thin brushed metallic look body which contains a naturally curved base, while still packing in a 2000mAh battery. Huawei have released a video with Guoping Wu, Design Director of Dream Lab discussing the development of the P6.
“Elegance Made Possible” — The Story Behind Huawei Ascend P6
User Interface sees the Emotion UI updated with panoramic shoot and facial recognition photography functions as well as the Me Widget that was included in the original release of the Emotion UI.
Speaking about the Ascend P6, Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group said
The HUAWEI Ascend P6 is a star among smartphones with its industry-leading design, high-quality camera, and intuitive user interface, Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI. Building on the success of our Ascend P series of fashion smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 provides unsurpassed technology and a design that is simply stunning.
Huawei Ascend P6 Specs :
- 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD screen
- 1.5GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear-facing BSI camera and 5MP Front-facing camera
- Android 4.2.2 with Emotion UI
- 2000mAh battery
- 6.18mm thin @ 120grams
Huawei have only announced a 3G version initally, but have advised that an LTE version will be made available in the future.
Huawei have not forgotten about accessories for the P6, announcing they have designed a range of cases specifically for the phone which will be available in a wide variety of colours :
The Ascend P6 will be available in three colour choices – black, white and pink – and begin shipping to China from June and to another 19 countries including Australia by July.
The Ascend P6 will be available online from Amazon and CDiscount. We will be checking with Huawei Australia on local availability and pricing for the Ascend P6 but European pricing has been announced at €449 without a contract.