How does a manufacturer standout in a crowded marketplace? For up-and-coming Chinese phone maker Huawei it’s by cutting the fat. Huawei has announced their new smartphone, the Ascend P6, will measure a mere .24 inches thick (6.18 mm).
Huawei has been gradually moving its branded phones into the marketplace, but the Ascend P6 is their biggest foray yet.
In addition to the thin size, the P6 is attractive – it has an aluminum frame, and it looks quite similar to the iPhone. Despite the slim build, reviewers have been impressed by the phones sturdiness.
The P6 also sports a 5 megapixel front facing camera – making it ideal for Skype or Facetime. The phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera.
In the nuts and bolts category, the P6 sports a 4.7-inch 720p display and a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. It runs Android’s Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS.
The one big drawback of the Ascend P6 is the lack of 4G capability. For many, that’s a deal breaker.
Huawei appears committed to crafting their own brand image in the smartphone category. The Ascend P6 looks like a great start. The lack of 4G is, however, a serious impediment.
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.