• At 6.18mm, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 is one of the world’s slimmest smartphones

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled the HUAWEI Ascend P6, one of the world’s slimmest smartphones measuring a mere 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’s reputation for industry-leading technology is a result of over 20 years experience in the ICT sector, as our business continues to grow by 10% year on year amidst the economic challenges,” said Mr Li Dafeng, President of Huawei Eastern and Southern Africa Region. “Our smartphones are reasonable in price, yet offer the latest technology and high quality performance.” Dafeng assured of Huawei’s commitment to continue providing Africa with the opportunity to stay connected any time anywhere as the company marks 15 years of operation in the region.

The South African launch was held the launch at The Venue at Greenpark, Sandton. Several celebrities and the who’s who of the mobile phone industry got the opportunity to catch an early peak at the HUAWEI Ascend P6.

The 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 an 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.

As the flagship smartphone of the Huawei Ascend P series, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 embodies a cutting edge design for the fashion conscious. The smartphone’s brushed metallic look with a naturally curved base is both elegant and intuitive. Impossibly beautiful, the Ascend P6 balances fashionable features and user-friendly functions.

Perfect for ‘selfies’, the HUAWEI Ascend P6’s industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera and auto facial-enhancing capabilities create model-gorgeous shots you’ll want to share. Its 8MP rear-facing BSI camera with F2.0 aperture and 4cm macro view also enables 1080P full HD video recording and playback. With Huawei’s proprietary IMAGESmart software, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 turns even the most novice photographer into a professional, with contrast and colour enhancement, auto scene recognition, object tracing focus, and instant facial beauty support.

The HUAWEI Ascend P6 is even more intuitive and able to be customised with Huawei’s Emotion UI. Inspired by people, for device users worldwide, Huawei has gathered input from over 5 million consumers to help us optimise the latest version of Emotion UI. The proprietary user interface includes updates to Uni-Home, including enhanced security, Huawei’s Me Widget, MagicTouch, and SmartReading. New to Huawei’s Emotion UI are the panoramic shot and facial recognition photography functions.

Huawei’s unique Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) and Quick Power Control (QPC) battery optimisation and power saving technology improves performance by more than 30%, compared with smartphone batteries of equal size. With its multi-screen AirSharing capability, you can connect to a range of devices to boost your productivity at work or play by easily sharing documents, or enhance your gaming experience with minimal lag time.

The HUAWEI Ascend P6 comes in black and white, and with pink launching just in time for summer. The unit goes on sale in MTN stores from Friday 16 August 2013, and will be available through Cell C and Vodacom in September.