By Stephen Schenck | June 18, 2013 11:02 AM
Huawei’s Ascend P6, the company’s new super-thin Android flagship, has been leaking like a rusty bucket for several weeks now, and we’ve seen hardware renders, UI screenshots, and checked out some relatively decent rumored specs. Still, we had a few lingering questions, so it’s great to see Huawei finally make things official today, announcing the Ascend P6 at a London event.
So, what have we got? Pretty much exactly what we were expecting: a 4.7-inch 720p screen, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz quad-core K3V2 SoC. Those specs would be a lot more impressive on a phone coming out in 2012, but they’re still pretty solid, even today.
The eight-megapixel main camera isn’t too exciting, but the five-megapixel front-facer is a nice high-res treat. The handset has 8GB native storage, but supports microSD expansion. The 2000mAh battery may not sound like much, but Huawei claims it has all sorts of power-conserving technologies in play that will really stretch how far that goes.
As for connectivity, so far there’s no word of LTE support, which could be a big damper on Huawei’s international prospects. Still, after an initial launch in China this month, the company has plans for sales in Western Europe, beginning in July.
And finally, the P6′s claim to fame: it measures just 6.18 millimeters thick. To be fair, there are a lot of companies vying for that thinnest spot, and even if Huwawei’s “world’s slimmest” claims may be valid at the moment, that can change in a heartbeat. Regardless of who’s winning today, there’s little denying that the Ascend P6 is fantastically thin. It’s also pretty darn light, with a mass of a mere 120 grams.