This comes after the Chinese smartphone maker revealed in June 2013 that it plans to launch its flagship Android device in SA during August at an estimated retail price of R5,000.
The device features Huawei’s Emotion UI running atop Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.5GHz quad core prrocessor.
It further boasts an 8 megapixel (MP) rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera, housed in a slim 6.18mm-thick body encasing a 4.7-inch 720p display.
The Ascend P6 comes in black and white, and Huawei said that a pink version will be launching in time for summer.
It goes on sale in MTN stores tomorrow (Friday, 16 August 2013), and will be available through Cell C and Vodacom in September.
Update: A Huawei spokesperson has confirmed that the device will cost R229 per month on an Anytime 100 contract. The first 618 customers will receive a R618 voucher from MTN. MTN is not expected to sell the device without a contract, but Huawei expects the cash price to be under R6,000.
|Specifications||Huawei Ascend P6|
|Dimensions||132.7 x 65.5 x 6.2mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.2.2|
|Display||4.7″ 720p (720×1280)|