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Huawei outs flagship Ascend P6 smartphone on Facebook

Ahead of 18 June unveiling
Wed May 29 2013, 14:25
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CHINESE PHONE MAKER Huawei clearly is not one for keeping secrets well, having outed its upcoming flagship Ascend P6 smartphone ahead of its unveiling on 18 June.

While most smartphone manufacturers try to keep their upcoming handsets out of the headlines prior to launch, Huawei seemingly couldn't help itself and talked up the Ascend P6 on Facebook on Wednesday.

The post read, somewhat confusingly, "#Ascend P6 Story. We believe that upcoming release of the flagship Huawei Ascend P6 will WOW all consumers.

"Huawei used the best materials and components, did amounts of reliability testing and invested a lot into the Huawei Ascend P6. Consumers often can't imagine the amount of time and work it goes into creating such a phone. We never really had a chance to explain to the consumers that we are the best, but in fact let the phone sell itself."

The Facebook post, while confirming the device's existance, gives very little away in terms of specifications and features. However, the online rumour mill has spat out plenty of information about the Huawei Ascend P6, including the fact that it apparently will measure just 6.2mm thick. If that's true, the Huawei Ascend P6 will be crowned the thinnest smartphone presently on the market.

There's also talk that the Huawei Ascend P6 will feature a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, Huawei's Emotion user interface and 8GB of internal storage. If it's anything like its Ascend P2 predecessor, the device will also be waterproof.

We'll be at Huawei's Ascend P6 launch event on 18 June, so check back then for all the latest. µ

 

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