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Huawei Ascend P6 introduced as world's slimmest phone with quad-core processor, and a 5-megapixel front camera

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Huawei Ascend P6
Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei is once again attempting to lay claim to having the world's thinnest smartphone with today's announcement of the Huawei Ascend P6, an Android 4.2 device that measures only 6.18mm (0.24in) and weighs 120g (4.23oz). Touting smartphones slimmer than the competition has been a hallmark of Huawei in its recent generation of phones, but will be slimmer and sleeker be enough?

The Ascend P6 has a 4.7-inch LCD display with in-cell and "MagicTouch" technology designed to increase touch sensitivity. As users have seen on Nokia devices, the Ascend P6 will support use even if someone wears gloves. The phone has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a 2,000 mAh battery with unique features designed to extend battery life. The phone deploys Huawei's ADRX and QPC settings that the company claims can add 30 percent more power than other 2,000 mAh batteries.

The camera is where Huawei get especially ambitious. While the 8-megapixel rear camera has plenty of optimizations, the Ascend P6's 5-megapixel front-facing camera is what will draw more attention. Front cameras rarely exceed 2 megapixel, so having a 5-megapixel camera with face-enhancing features should lead to better self-portraits. The 8-megapixel rear camera supports BSI, F2.0 aperture, 1080p HD video, and 4cm macro view.

The Huawei Ascend P6 runs Android 4.2 with Huawei's Emotion UI. The phone will go on sale in Western Europe in July on Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn, and TIM. It will be available in black, white, and pink.

source: Huawei

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