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Topic # 120935 19-Jun-2013 11:36
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The Huawei Ascend P6 was announced last night and it seems they have these devices arriving in New Zealand around August. No pricing yet but they have review units available so I will be getting one here soon.




The HUAWEI Ascend P6, the world’s slimmest smartphone measuring 6.18mm. The smartphone features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a sleek metallic body. With its 4.7-inch high definition in-cell display, industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera, and outstanding software, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 is the embodiment of elegance with an edge.

HUAWEI Ascend P6 is ultra slim at 6.18mm and weighs just about 120g. While it is small enough to slip into the tiniest of pockets or clutch bags, the stylish HUAWEI Ascend P6 is designed to be seen and coveted! It features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2.2 operating system, 2000mAh battery, 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD screen technology, and ‘MagicTouch’ for enhanced screen responsiveness even when wearing gloves.




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  Reply # 839213 19-Jun-2013 11:58
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Looks the part for sure. They don't seem to be too forthcoming with full specs for some reason (storage etc)




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  Reply # 839245 19-Jun-2013 12:24
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Some information received, asked for memory configuration, although will have one here tomorrow at earliest:


Technical Profile  
  • Display: 4.7” HD 1280 x 720 In-Cell LCD 
  • OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • UI: Emotion UI with Uni Home, Me Widget, MagicTouch and SmartReading
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, support for microSD card up to 32GB
  • Front-facing camera: 5.0MP
  • Rear-facing camera: 8.0MP with F2.0 aperture with BSI and 4cm macro view
  • Video capture: 1080P full HD video recording and video playback
  • Size: 132.6mm x 65.5mm x 6.18mm
  • Weight: Approximately 120g
  • Network: UMTS /GSM
  • Fast upload and download speed: HSPA+ DL: category 14, 21 Mbit/s, UL: category 6, 5.76 Mbit/s, 3G-WCDMA Radio Bearer UL/DL: 384 kbit/s
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Quad Core
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Plus
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  Impossibly slim design
  • In designing the HUAWEI Ascend P6, we took inspiration from an everyday object: paper, therefore the Ascend P6 is portable and convenient.
  • HUAWEI Ascend P6 is lightweight at approximately 120g and features precision detailing with a sleek metallic body and back cover.
  • HUAWEI Ascend P6 includes an innovative circuit board, one of the slimmest and narrowest in the industry, built to fit the 6.18mm handset.
Rediscover the beauty in life
  • Create stunning ‘selfies’ with the industry-leading 5-megapixel front-facing camera and auto-facial enhancements.
  • HUAWEI Ascend P6 lets you to get up close and personal with distance-defying 4cm macro view capabilities of the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
  • Even the most amateur photographer will feel like a professional with IMAGESmart software that provides contrast and color enhancement, auto scene recognition, object tracing focus, and instant facial beauty.
  • View images and videos with a 4.7-inch high definition in-cell LCD screen and 1080P full HD video recording and video playback.
Intuitive and easy-to-use
  • Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI is even easier to use with Uni-Home, Me Widget, MagicTouch, and SmartReading, featuring a wide range of customizable options.
  • Enhance your photography with Emotion UI’s panoramic shoot and facial recognition technology.
  • Enjoy fast upload and download speeds with HSPA+ DL: category 14, 21 Mbit/s, UL: category 6, 5.76 Mbit/s, 3G-WCDMA Radio Bearer UL/DL: 384 kbit/s.
  • For a multi-screen sharing experience, Emotion UI features Huawei’s AirSharing technology enabling minimal lag when gaming.
  • Emotion UI features QPC and ADRX battery optimization and power saving technology to improve performance by more than 30%, compared with smartphone batteries of equal size.




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  Reply # 839252 19-Jun-2013 12:30
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Will be rather interesting to see what the launch price is.




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  Reply # 839258 19-Jun-2013 12:40
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On the London launch, the recommend price is 449Euro



In the meantime it is open for pre-order in China at RMB2688 (appro around NZD555)

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  Reply # 839265 19-Jun-2013 12:47
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freitasm: Some information received, asked for memory configuration, although will have one here tomorrow at earliest:


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  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, support for microSD card up to 32GB
 


8GB ROM seems a bit miserly for a flagship phone, especially given the restrictions in recent versions of Android moving apps to SD, and Google Play movies etc.

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  Reply # 839271 19-Jun-2013 12:52
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Just hope it doesn't have the same "feature" that their Ascend Y300 (Telecom Y300) has. When you exit from a WiFi zone the 3G is not turned on automatically. You have to do it manually.




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  Reply # 839283 19-Jun-2013 12:56
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It looks to me that the selling point is its thinness, and thinness only, as the hardware specs are not that flash at all, at least not if you want to call it your flagship product.

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  Reply # 839311 19-Jun-2013 13:19
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Shame about the low memory and lack of LTE. Otherwise I really like it!

I am keen on a high spec dual SIM phone. Would be handy have my NZ and AU SIMs in the same device always, and allow me to have two SIMs running when overseas. (One local, one roaming)




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  Reply # 839319 19-Jun-2013 13:31
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ajobbins: Shame about the low memory and lack of LTE. Otherwise I really like it!

I am keen on a high spec dual SIM phone. Would be handy have my NZ and AU SIMs in the same device always, and allow me to have two SIMs running when overseas. (One local, one roaming)


Try this http://www.simore.ch/en/index.php

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  Reply # 839330 19-Jun-2013 13:47
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ajobbins: Shame about the low memory and lack of LTE. Otherwise I really like it!

I am keen on a high spec dual SIM phone. Would be handy have my NZ and AU SIMs in the same device always, and allow me to have two SIMs running when overseas. (One local, one roaming)


Try this http://www.simore.ch/en/index.php


Thanks, but I would prefer 2x active SIMs. Don't want to have to cycle between them.




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  Reply # 839897 19-Jun-2013 21:52
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I would still buy the nexus 4. Plain and simple the best phone for that price. Otherwise the S3 is still viable and better than the P6 and also Sony has a few in that price bracket. There are also all manner of windows phones for that price like the Samsung Ativ S, possibly the 920.

But then again, it may follow all its brethren like the p1, p2, mediapad 10, ascend d series, honour series and we will just never see or hear about it down here in kiwiland. Meh, I'm just over Huawei :)




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  Reply # 840203 20-Jun-2013 11:55
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Display seems a bit trash too, relatively speaking.. 1280 x 720?

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  Reply # 840236 20-Jun-2013 12:44
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I will never understand this desire for worlds thinnest phone. I reckon it's bloody uncomfortable to hold a phone that's too thin. Slips through the hands, feels fragile.

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  Reply # 840237 20-Jun-2013 12:51
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Around $500 in the hand I'd have a look but the Sony Xperia SP is a hard phone to beat, at the standard 'flag ship' price point of around $1000 forget it.




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