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

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