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Huawei Ascend P6 India Launch in mid August, Hands On Pink P6

on July 29, 2013 – 4:26 pmNo Comment

Huawei Ascend P6 is expected to launch in India around August 15.The P6 is priced at about €449, in Europe and is likely to be priced around the same figure or less, in India. It is also on sale in Huawei’s key smartphone market - China. Ascend P6’s first launch happened in London, in June.

Huawei Ascend P6 is expected to launch in India around August 15.The P6 is priced at about 449 Euros, in Europe and is likely to be priced around the same figure or less, in India. It is also on sale in Huawei’s key smartphone market – China. Ascend P6’s first launch happened in London, in June.

Here’s a quick hands on gallery with the devices’ two most beautiful shades – Pink and white.

Here’s a quick hands on gallery with the devices’ two most beautiful shades – Pink and white.

One of the most stunning handsets, I have ever held.

One of the most stunning handsets, I have ever held.

The beauty comes in three shades White, Pink and Black. The two soft shades, well compliment the light feel of the phone.

The beauty comes in three shades White, Pink and Black. The two soft shades, well compliment the light feel of the phone.

Huawei claims it to be world’s slimmest phone with a 6.18mm sleek body.

Huawei claims it to be world’s slimmest phone with a 6.18mm sleek body.

All the goodness that the phone packages, does not weigh much in the hand. It is very light to hold at just 120 gms. This weight is including battery, that sits behind a sealed back.

All the goodness that the phone packages, does not weigh much in the hand. It is very light to hold at just 120 gms. This weight is including battery, that sits behind a sealed back.

It is about 132 mm in height and holds a 4.7 inch HD In-cell display.

It is about 132 mm in height and holds a 4.7 inch HD In-cell display.

The body is sleek with rounded edges. The bottom side folds with a cylindrical turn for a comfort hold in the palm.

The body is sleek with rounded edges. The bottom side folds with a cylindrical turn for a comfort hold in the palm.

Top side has a flat finish. The USB slot is placed right on top.

Top side has a flat finish. The USB slot is placed right on top.

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A metal band, with a shade darker than that of the body colour, wraps around the edges giving the delicate looking gadget, a sturdy feel.

A metal band, with a shade darker than that of the body colour, wraps around the edges giving the delicate looking gadget, a sturdy feel.

The front side has a seamless fusion of the glass and the rounded bottom edge meeting it, right at the branding region.

The front side has a seamless fusion of the glass and the rounded bottom edge meeting it, right at the branding region.

The front side has a 5 MP camera.

The front side has a 5 MP camera.

Back-side has a matte finish, and somber design. Speakers are at the bottom. The 8 MP Camera and a tiny flash are placed way too near the edge. User might have to struggle from blocking the camera with the hand, while holding in landscape mode.

Back-side has a matte finish, and somber design. Speakers are at the bottom. The 8 MP Camera and a tiny flash are placed way too near the edge. User might have to struggle from blocking the camera with the hand, while holding in landscape mode.

The rare side camera supports 4cm macro view, which means pictures taken, of objects at a closer distance from the camera, will be easy.

The rare side camera supports 4cm macro view, which means pictures taken, of objects at a closer distance from the camera, will be easy.

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The necessary slots and buttons are not distributed around the real estate of the phone’s body. All of them can be found crowding on one side spine starting with a Sim slot, Memory card slot, volume controller and the power button.

The necessary slots and buttons are not distributed around the real estate of the phone’s body. All of them can be found crowding on one side spine starting with a Sim slot, Memory card slot, volume controller and the power button.

The other side spine has the most innovative part of Ascend P6’s hardware i.e. A pin! This silver disc is actually a pin that can be used to open sim and memory slots. Genius eh ! ? However, this brilliant tool might become a hindrance, since its slot doubles up as a 3.5 mm audio-jack!

The other side spine has the most innovative part of Ascend P6’s hardware i.e. A pin! This silver disc is actually a pin that can be used to open sim and memory slots. Genius eh ! ? However, this brilliant tool might become a hindrance, since its slot doubles up as a 3.5 mm audio-jack!

A 2 GB RAM and 8 GB inbuilt memory that can be expanded with an external memory slot.

A 2 GB RAM and 8 GB inbuilt memory that can be expanded with an external memory slot.

WHAT IS NEXT FROM THE FOURTH LARGEST SMARTPHONE MAKER IN THE WORLD

The Ascend P6 will be the last launch in the P series, this year, from Huawei. “Next year we will come out with an upgraded version of Ascend P6. The newer version set to be launched in 2014, will have additional features from the current version.” Jerry Huang, Director, Device Marketing Communications, Huawei.

Speaking to FoneArena at Huawei’s Headquarter in Shenzhen, Jerry elaborated on Huawei’s next big launches in the current year. “Huawei deices dept. will concentrate on producing more new handsets in the economy G and Y series in 2013” he said.

Interestingly, Huawei was recently ranked the fourth largest smartphone maker in the world, beating Blackberry and Nokia. This despite Huawei phones and the brand name not being near popular in one of world’s most flourishing, Indian consumer market.

“Smartphones is a nearly two-year-old business for us” reasons Scott Sykes, Head of International Media Affairs. “We are not a well known brand in India, yes that is true and we acknowledge we have work to do. We know, we cannot rely on word of mouth publicity for devices like in B2B systems “. Huawei brand is synonymous with ICT solutions in India since several years.

“We have rarely done any advertising. But we will do advertising, now! We are sponsoring sports teams like a Football team in Spain, a Rugby team in Australia and continue to so that in important markets”

But the main point is we will never be a company that has the kind of money or invest the kind of money in marketing that companies like Samsung and Apple do. Nothing wrong with it, not a criticism, but just a difference.

Scott clarified about Huawei’s marketing strategy for devices and smartphones.

“We believe in R&D, we will continue to invest in that. We will look for lower cost and higher impact ways of marketing our devices. The total budget will be small as compared to our competitors.”

Huawei sold about 32 million Smartphones last year. In 2011 the number was 20 million. The ICT company’s target for smartphone sales in 2013 is to reach 60 million smartphones.

The markets that have proved to be profitable for Huawei smartphones, so far are China, Japan, UK, Sweden, Russia and Latin American countries Huawei now hopes to tap Indian consumers interest too with its soon to be launched Ascend P6 and economy range phones in the G and Y series.

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Shilpa Dhamija is Head, Special Projects at FoneArena. She is currently using Nexus 5, LG G Flex. Her favourite OS is the Android OS. She has formerly worked as the Producer of show Cell Guru on NDTV. Follow her on Google+