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Huawei Ascend P6 Released: Thinnest Smart Phone Ever

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Huawei releases the Ascend P6: World's Thinnest Phone

Huawei's new phone was more leaky than a sieve the past weeks, but at last we can happily announce that the Ascend P6 is finally official. What makes the phone so special? It is currently the thinnest smartphone on the market, according to the company, measuring an astounding 6.18 mm.

What makes this phone so spectacular is that the company not only managed to make the phone thin, but also fit a decent collection of hardware in it. With the 4.7 inch screen comes a 720p resolution, as well as a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage (albeit with a microSD expansion slot for up to 32 GB of external storage). Despite the small size and 120g weight, Huawei has managed to fit in a rather decent 8 MPx camera using a BSI lens with a 4 cm macro and F/2.0 aperture. The forward camera is a mere 5 MP, but how much more do you need to take decent pictures of yourself?

Equipped with a 2,000 mAh battery, the phone utilizes Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 as well as Huawei's Emotion UI, which allows the phone to utilize Dolby Digital plus sounds. Connectivity comes in the form of a Dual-Sim HSPA+/UMTS/GSM connection, FM radio, Bluetooth and, of course, WiFi, while 4G LTE is unfortunately lacking. The phone will be available starting in China and the EU, with hopes of expanding to the United States soon. Pricing is still unavailable, although we imagine the stack of cash it would cost you would probably be thicker than the device itself.

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    Jim_L9 , June 18, 2013 9:15 AM
    Weighing 6.18 mm?
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    CaedenV , June 18, 2013 9:27 AM
    So light it weighs mere millimeters!
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    brazuka331 , June 18, 2013 9:29 AM
    Shaped like an iPhone......
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    chicofehr , June 18, 2013 10:08 AM
    Still not thin enough to unlock my house door when I lose my keys.
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    j2j663 , June 18, 2013 10:48 AM
    Shaped like an iPhone...

    OMG you are right... its rectangle shaped and it has a screen on the front. Exactly like an iPhone!
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    Vlad Razvan , June 18, 2013 11:21 AM
    Dual sim huh? I might just be getting one...
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    gnice3d , June 18, 2013 12:05 PM
    The phone was positioned to make it appear thinner than it actually is. If this was an actual profile shot, the screen would not be visible.
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    Potato13 , June 18, 2013 12:40 PM
    I wonder how hot it gets when web browsing or gaming...If it stays cool and has a reasonable price, this is going to be a great buy but I doubt there would be lots of custom roms.
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    nitrium , June 18, 2013 2:19 PM
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    The phone was positioned to make it appear thinner than it actually is. If this was an actual profile shot, the screen would not be visible.

    The top photo (with the teacup) looks like a profile shot to me. No screen is visible.
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    anthonyla65 , June 18, 2013 3:29 PM
    Whilst its great, I still think they lack enough innovation. HTC has nailed it with the HTC One, front speakers, aluminium shell and fluid UI. Huawei should try something new as making it slim is done by everyone. I remember some russian company having a e-ink screen on the back which uses no battery on a static screen which is useful for setting a page for reminders or if you need directions when your phone runs out of juice. Or something like a bezel-less phone. We need more crazy innovation, but thats my opinion.
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    mrmez , June 18, 2013 9:30 PM
    Looks like they've 'borrowed' heavily from Galaxy and iPhone design.
    Interesting to see the build quality. Can't imagine it being very good AND at a good price, and lets face it, nobody is going to pay Samsung or Apple money for a Huawei phone.
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    Jie QurLylle , June 24, 2013 8:32 PM
    headphone socket placement is quite crtical, it's not so convenient putting it in the pocket, but everything else seems excellent. It's a price friendly gadget for those who can't afford high-end mobile phones like me haha... I just got mine from http://www.merimobiles.com/huawei-ascend-p6-quad-core-4-7-inch-1280-720-with-android-4-2-2-1-5-ghz-super-slim-smartphone_p/meri8609.htm I'm unboxing it while looking for some reviews.