The new Nokia Lumias, Nokia’s latest offerings to the smartphone world, can be used with gloves in the winter, unlike HTC‘s phones. This is thanks to a layer on the screen developed by the company Synaptics. In fact, HTC isn’t alone – many smartphones cannot be used with gloves.
Yesterday HTC Russia asked their followers on Twitter how they use a phone in the cold if they don’t want to take off their gloves. Nokia then replied saying that they can “quietly enjoy”, and attaching a picture of their Lumia 520.
If that wasn’t enough to frustrate HTC, Huawei also then joined in and posted a picture of their Ascend P6, which is also usable with gloves.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is one of the world’s thinnest smartphones, but being so thin could cost them. Huawei believes that they could sell 10 million units of the device, but they have run into a problem. The 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD panels used to make the phone’s screen are running out, as there is currently more demand than supply for the P6. The phone is currently priced at CNY $2688 ($440 USD), but if demand stays the same and supply goes down, that price is going to have to go higher.
Chinese phone manufacturer BBK is plotting to dethrone Huawei as the king of slim smartphones. Their newest offering, the Vivo X3, is the first smartphone thinner than 6mm (0.236 inches) making it slimmer than an iPod Touch 5th Gen and Huewai’s record-holder, the Ascend P6, which measures at 6.18mm.
BBK, while not a wildly popular brand, release extremely solid, cutting-edge phones with an emphasis on high-fidelity sound. Expected to launch in China sometime in August, we still know very little about BBK’s ultra-thin device, although we can assume that it will have a low-capacity battery and will be more expensive than your average Chinese smartphone. Let us know what you think in the comments and hit the break for more pictures of the Vivo X3 next to other smartphones.
According to an unconfirmed report on Hungarian tech site Tech 2, ASUS is working on a new tablet device that is only 6mm thick. If accurate, this would enable ASUS to grab the crown for thinnest tablet away from Sony and their 6.9mm thick Sony Xperia Tablet Z. For the time being, the Huawei Ascend P6 has grabbed the title of word’s thinnest smartphone, so a 6mm thick ASUS tablet would also beat that device.
Beyond the report of the device being super thin, no other details are known, like the size of the screen or what operating system the device might have. We will have to keep an eye out for any devices or announcements surfacing at IFA 2013 about a 6mm thick ASUS device.
source: Tech 2
Some information regarding upcoming devices to be sold through O2 Germany show several new HTC devices, some devices from Sony, a pair of mysterious Nokia devices to go with several WP8 handsets, and a couple Huawei smartphones. None of the devices are available now, but their presence on the list indicates O2 Germany anticipates selling them in the near future.
Huawei just took the wraps off the Ascend P6. As expected, it’s the world’s slimmest smartphone at 6.18mm and it just so happens today is 6/18 to coincide with the announcement. It has a 4.7-inch 720p in-cell LCD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB internal storeage, microSD slot, 8MP rear BSI camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5MP front camera, 2,000mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2. The LCD display has “Magic Touch” for better response when using gloves. The Ascend P6 also features multi-screen AirSharing capability, which lets you connect to a bunch of devices for sharing documents and games.
It will be released in China this month and Western Europe in July through Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn, TIM and online via Amazon and CDiscount with other markets to follow. You can get it in black, white, or pink. Full presser after the break.
Once again, thanks to evleaks Huawei’s Ascend P6′s specs and screen shots of its new Emotion UI have been leaked. According to evleaks, the Huawei Ascend P6 will come with a 4.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, an 8 MP BSI rear camera with macro capabilities starting at 4 cm, and a 5 MP front-facing camera with “face enhance.” Nothing out of the ordinary as the specs are just about aligned with current other flagship device specs. The most interesting part was the leaked shots of its Emotion UI.
As you can see the shots kind of reminds you of a “wooden” like theme. At least it does for me. Certainly not my taste, but I’m sure it will interest other people. Hopefully Huawei just keeps their device currently updated with each Android update.
Huawei is hyping up its latest smartphone in the Ascend lineup by showing pictures of the Ascend P6 on Facebook, shown above, and it looks to be an extremely attractive device. The ultrathin device is rumored to be just 6.2 mm thin. Not only is the device incredibly thin, Huawei is boasting about the attention to detail they’ve put into every aspect of the phone.
As if Huawei doesn’t have enough of a challenge breaking into Western markets with their smartphone devices, they have been dealing with an Internet rumor swirling around the price of their forthcoming Ascend P6 smartphone. Although the Ascend P6 has not yet been released, reports surfaced indicating the device would be priced at about $330. Huawei CEO Richard Yu had some especially harsh words regarding the source of the rumors, which he posted to his Weibo account:
Huawei announced a P series of smartphones at MWC, and we’re starting to see some of those models show up across the globe. The latest model, code named the P6-U06, has recently been certified in China, and the profile shots show an extremely thin device, coming in at just 6.2mm. Aside from dimensions, we know it’s packing a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a strange 5 megapixel front-facing camera. It also has GSM/WCDMA radios, so it’s definitely going to launch in Asian markets, but there’s no word on if it’ll come to other shores.