The recently released Huawei Ascend P6 is now the company’s newest flagship smartphone, replacing the Ascend Mate that was also introduced just over a month ago.
At only 6.18mm on the side, the Ascend P6 is now the thinnest smartphone to ever land in the Philippines, beating the Lenovo K900 by a 0.72mm.
The design of the Ascend P6 has a lot of Apple inspiration in it. Right up to the point when we first unboxed it, it would seem that the P6 wants to be the iPhone 6 with all that silver metallic trimming and clean cut edges.
The bottom corner is rounded which is probably the only major design difference from the iP5. The power button, volume controls and the slots for both the micro-SIM and microSD card are placed on one side.
Huawei did a little trick with the 3.5mm audio jack found at the bottom corner on the left side of the phone — they covered it with a metal plug with a pin that you use to pop out the micro-SIM and micro-SD card slots.
Aside from the 8-megapixel camera at the back, the P6 also features another 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video-calling although we’re still wondering why it can only do 720p instead of 1080p.
In the front is a really nice 4.7-inch IPS display with 720p HD resolution protected by a Gorilla Glass panel. Huawei’s new Emotion UI 1.6 is simple yet very clean and neat.
The white model looks very pristine but we’re afraid it’s very prone to dirt and smudges. We haven’t seen the black variant though but we’re leaning towards that one instead of the white.
Huawei Ascend P6 specs:
4.7-inch 720p LCD screen, @312ppi
1.5GHz K3V2 quad-core processor
Vivante GC4000 GPU
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
8MP BSI autofocus camera w/ flash
1080p video recording @ 30fps
5MP front-facing camera, 720p
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
FM radio tuner
Dolby Digital Plus sound
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Android Jellybean v4.2.2
Colors: Black, White and Pink
Dimension: 132.7 x 65.5 x 6.2 mm
We managed to get initial benchmark scores of the device and got 13,292 from Antutu and 5,066 from Quadrant. Nenamark 2 gave it a score of 60.5fps.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is now available in stores with a suggested retail price of Php18,990. Its also being offered by Globe with a monthly plan of Php999.