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Huawei Ascend P6: Super-svelte smart phone set to debut this summer

The Huawei Ascend P6 is very slim. But is it actually any good? 

Huawei says its Ascend P6 smartphone, pictured here, is the slimmest in the world.


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Chinese tech giant Huawei has debuted a smart phone that it claims is the thinnest in the world. 

The Ascend P6, which will launch in China and Europe this summer, is 6.18 millimeters thin – or approximately 0.25 inches. (By comparison, the iPhone 5 is 7.6 millimeters – or roughly 0.29 inches – thick.) Weight, meanwhile, is a feathery 120 grams, or 0.26 pounds. Which isn't to say Huawei has stinted on the specs: The P6 gets a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch HD display, and the Android 4.2.2 operating system overlaid with a custom Huawei "Emotion" UI. 

There's also an 8-megapixel back-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing one. 

But is the Huawei Ascend P6 actually any good? Well, a slow trickle of early hands-on impressions have begun hitting this morning, and the answer appears to be a qualified yes. Over at the tech blog Pocket-lint, Stuart Miles (who tested out a pre-production version of the P6), finds the camera adequate, the 2000mAh battery up to snuff, and the design solidly stylish. 


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