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:
Once again thanks to evleaks’ Twitter account, Huawei’s Ascend P6 has been leaked through various screen shots. With the thickness of just 6.2 mm’s, this should be the worlds thinnest smartphone upon release. The device will have a 4.7 inch 720p display. Not much else is known about the device, but it should be announced sometime next month during an event in London.
We know that Huawei certainly has something up its sleeves to show the masses, but it appears that the wait is finally over for us to see its next flagship device. The Chinese manufacturing giant recently sent out Save The Date invites for a June 18th event which clearly highlights its new “Beauty” theme. While nothing is concrete, it is widely expected that this event will give us the formal launch of what should be the Ascend P2 smartphone. Or we could end up seeing something else completely, but you can bet the world will be eagerly awaiting to see how “beautiful” Huawei can be.
Huawei has been in hot water with the US government recently after being accused of posing a major security threat to the US, along with other Chinese company ZTE. Ren Zhengfei, found of Huawei and still CEO of the company, has come out and denied any links to cyber threats to the US and denied any improper links to the Chinese government. Now, this is a pretty big deal because Ren has spend the past 26 years at Huawei avoiding the press.
Ren went on to say that Huawei equipment is barely used in US networks at all. Huawei has never sold equipment to any major US carriers or to a US government agency, which undermines the accusations by the US government. So while those accusations don’t necessarily hurt Huawei’s business in the US, it does in turn cause other countries to be more skeptical about using Huawei equipment, which has been the case in Australia and Canada. Hopefully this all gets sorted out sooner or later.
Last week we showed you pictures of Huawei’s new ultra-thin phone, the P6-UO6. Today we bring you more photos of the Chinese manufacturer’s newest offering, this time in a sleek black variation. While Huawei hasn’t made any official announcements regarding the P6-UO6, the phone will reportedly come in black, pink and white variations and will be available in Asian markets, with no word on whether or not we’ll see it stateside.
Thanks to the photos, we now know that the device has what appears to be a microSIM and microSD slots on the right side of the device, with the 3.5mm audio jack awkwardly placed on the left. As reported before, the device is powered by a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. Hit the break for more photos.
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.
The past two days have been interesting ones for Huawei and their efforts to break into the U.S. market. During a summit with analysts on Tuesday, Huawei’s Executive Vice President Eric Xu made some statements indicating Huawei was going to abandon the U.S. market. At least, that is how many people interpreted his comments. A day later Huawei issued a clarification to explain that Mr. Xu was commenting on growth in other developed countries, especially European markets. Huawei anticipates those markets will be much more important for them than the U.S. market, but they have no intention of abandoning the U.S. market.
Huawei’s latest mid-range device has officially been outed for the masses. The device— identified as the A199— comes jam-packed with the usual allotment of goodies including a smooth 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2 gigs of RAM, a 720p 5-inch IPS display, 2,150mAh battery and an 8MP camera (plus 1.3MP front-facer for good measure). Best of all— Huawei managed to stuff the pieces into a fairly slim package— as the A199 will arrive in a 8.9mm package weighing at a mere 160g.
One major item to note is the device’s dual-SIM capabilities— which pretty much implies the device won’t make it Stateside… at least anytime soon. We’ll be sure to provide more launch details which will include the pricing and availability as we hear them.
Well what do we have here? It’s looking like Huawei has yet another flagship device in the works that looks like it’s going to possibly redefine the brand as we know it. A mysterious EDGE smartphone has been leaked that features a 4.9-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2,600mAh battery and a 13MP camera. Sure that sounds ho-hum compared to the competition but Huawei has managed to squeeze all those sexy specs into a 6.3mm profile and a sleek aluminum body.
Rumor has it that Huawei expects to release this Android 4.2-powered device sometime in the second half of 2013, but we’ll be sure to provide more deets as we get them.
via: Phone Arena
Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 may be getting all the headlines, but more than a few competitors are out to show that there are more attractive options out there. Despite the recent introduction of the Ascend D2, there is rampant speculation that Huawei is currently working behind the scenes to develop what is going to be one heck of a beastly smartphone. The device is rumored to certainly be no slouch in comparison to other flagships like the Galaxy S 4 by featuring a next-generation 1.8 GHz K3V3 quad-core chip with a Mali T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 4.9-inch 1080p display, 13 Megapixel camera, 2,600 mAh battery. In keeping up with the Galaxy S 4 slim figure, Huawei’s upcoming superphone will be only be 6.3mm in total thickness.
The device is rumored to be available for a 10-20% discount from the Galaxy S 4 in Chinese markets if or when it is officially announced. Of course a sexy, smooth and fast smartphone that’s priced just right would sound appealing to customers— especially those out there in China. We’ll wait and see however, if this latest rumor holds up any weight.
via: Unwired View