World’s slimmest smartphone launches in South Africa

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has 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.

Li Dafeng, President of Huawei Eastern and Southern Africa Region, says that the company’s years of experience have placed it on a strong footing despite the global economy. “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.”

He adds that their pricing has given the company a competitive urge, without compromising on quality. “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 at The Venue at Greenpark, Sandton. The HUAWEI Ascend P6 is ultra slim at 6.18mm and weighs just about 120g. The HUAWEI Ascend P6 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.

The P6 has an industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera and auto facial-enhancing capabilities. 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 could possibly turn even the most novice photographer into a professional.

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.

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