Huawei shows world's slimmest smartphone

New Android-based Huawei Ascend P6 is just 6.18mm thick

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Huawei shows world's slimmest smartphone The Ascend P6 is the slimmest smartphone in the world, at just 6.18mm thick.
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By  Mark Sutton Published  June 19, 2013

Huawei has unveiled the world's thinnest smartphone, the Ascend P6, which is just 6.18mm thick. The new handset is 3mm thinner than the next slimmest handset, the HTC One.

GALLERY: Huawei Ascend P6

"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," said Richard Yu, chief executive officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group. "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."

Stand out features of the handset include a 5MP front-facing camera, for taking self portraits, and Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) and Quick Power Control (QPC) battery optimization and power saving technology that the company says will give 30% better battery life compared to smartphones of similar size.

The Ascend P6 runs on the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system, powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor developed by Huawei.

The handset has a 4.7 inch HD screen, with ‘MagicTouch' for enhanced screen responsiveness, with Huawei's proprietary ‘Emotion' user interface, which the company says has been optimised through feedback from over 5 million users.

In addition to the front camera, the phone also has an 8MP rear facing camera, with 1080p full HD video recording and playback. Software includes Huawei's IMAGESmart umage editing software, and multi-screen AirSharing, for sharing docs and linking to other devices.

GALLERY: Huawei Ascend P6

The Ascend P6 has a brushed metal finish, and will be available in black, white and pink, and weights 120g. It will begin shipping to China from June and to Western Europe from July.

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