Taking a step closer in their quest to catch up with Apple and Samsung in mobile technology, Chinese mobile phone maker, Huawei unveiled its new smartphone, Ascend P6 at an event in North London on Tuesday.
The company has claimed that Ascend P6, measuring 6.18 mm thick and weighing about 120g is world's slimmest smartphone.
"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."
Huawei's flagship smartphone from Ascend P series - Ascend P6 - has a sleek metallic body and 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. It has 5MP front-facing camera and 8MP rear-facing BSI camera with F2.0 aperture.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is available in black, white and pink with several colour cases. It will begin shipping to China from June and to Western Europe from July through Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn, TIM and online via Amazon and CDiscount.
Meanwhile, Ben Wood, industry analyst at CCS Insight, is all praise for the new smartphone but is disappointed with non-compatibility with Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.
"Huawei P6 is darn thin. Black one looks like a iPhone squashed by a steamroller. Compromise it no LTE at this stage," tweeted Wood.
Carolina Milanesi at Gartner told Reuters that the company should have come up with a more original design instead of a rounded metal design similar to Apple.