After teasing the device for several weeks, Huawei finally unveiled its first true flagship in the Ascend P6 this morning in London. Just like the company teased, the device is ultra thin, coming in at just 6.18mm thin. Its size doesn’t compromise its specs, however, as the Ascend P6 is packing a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. It features a 4.7-inch display with a 720p resolution. The screen has “MagicTouch” technology, which essentially just means you can have on gloves and still use the display.
As far as the camera goes, the device is packing an 8MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and 4cm macro mode. Huawei is also touting its “IMAGEsmart” technology, which will find the best shooting mode automatically based on your surroundings. The front-facing camera is a whopping 5MP and has a setting that will automatically smooth out skin texture, adjust the clarity of your eyes, and as the company’s CEO says, essentially makes you look younger.
Huawei’s CEO says the Ascend P6 was designed with paper in mind and that the slight curve at the bottom represents the curling of paper. It will run Android 4.2.2 with Huawei’s EmotionUI on top.
As far as availability goes, the Ascend will launch in China today, be available in 18 more countries by the end of July, and be available in more than 100 countries in August. The first version will only have HSPA+ capabilities, though an LTE model will launch later this year. It will have an off-contract price of just over $600. U.S. availability remains up in the air, especially when given the tensions between Huawei and the United States government.
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