Huawei Ascend P6 launched in SA

Huawei has announced the launch of its flagship Android smartphone in South Africa

By - August 15, 2013
Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei announced the launch of its Ascend P6 Android smartphone for the South African market at an event in Sandton today (15 August 2013).

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
Weight 120g
Operating system Android 4.2.2
Display 4.7″ 720p (720×1280)
Rear camera 8MP
Front camera 5MP
Storage, internal 8GB
Storage, expandable microSD
RAM 2GB
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core
Battery 2,000mAh
Cellular data HSPA
NFC Yes

New iPhone to be announced next month: report

New Samsung Galaxy S4’s warranties in SA

Google Moto X smartphone launched, bets on custom designs

LG Optimus L7II and L5II in SA

Huawei Ascend P6 price, launch window for SA

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you think Eskom should be privatised?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

SA alternative to Tesla Powerwall: prices, power details

Sinopoly batteries

South Africans do not have to wait on Tesla for a home battery system, local green energy company Freedom Won announced.

Android crushing its competitors in South Africa’s mobile race

Android vs Apple - eating apple

Android is starting to dominate South Africa’s mobile operating system market, far exceeding Apple iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows.

Rural Eastern Cape getting high-speed broadband connection

Wi-Fi power glowing in the palm of your hand

The rural Eastern Cape is about to get high speed internet service though a dedicated Wi-Fi connection.

LightSpeed Broadband battle – Telkom vs Cybersmart

Cybersmart Lightspeed

There is a battle between Telkom and Cybersmart about the use of the term LightSpeed Broadband.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)