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Huawei Launching World’s Slimmest Smartphone in NZ

Huawei Launching World’s Slimmest Smartphone in NZ

September 2, 2013

Huawei and 2degrees are launching the new Huawei Ascend P6 today. The P6 is the world’s slimmest smartphone measuring just 6.18mm, and features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor in a sleek metallic body. With its 4.7-inch high definition in-cell display, industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera, and outstanding software, the Huawei Ascend P6 is the embodiment of elegance with an edge.

“The Huawei Ascend P6 is a star among smartphones with its industry-leading design, high-quality camera, and intuitive user interface, Huawei’s Emotion UI,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Building on the success of our Ascend P series of smartphones, the Huawei Ascend P6 provides unsurpassed technology and a design that is simply stunning.”

Huawei New Zealand Head of Devices Jacky Zhao said it was a hugely exciting launch as it marked the first time the Ascend P series, which combines high performance with cutting edge design, had been available to New Zealand consumers.

“This is a flagship device for the Ascend P-series and we think people will be surprised and impressed by what Huawei is able to achieve with these devices.”

Tim Hayward, 2degrees Head of Mobile Devices, says “we are delighted to be the first NZ network to be launching Huawei’s flagship Smartphone for 2013. Huawei is a very important technology partner for us and we are pleased to support the huge leap forward they are taking with the release of the P6.”

Perfect for ‘selfies’, the Huawei Ascend P6’s industry-leading 5MP front-facing camera and auto facial-enhancing capabilities create model-gorgeous shots you’ll want to share. Its 8MP rear-facing BSI camera with F2.0 aperture and 4cm macro view also enables 1080P full HD video recording and playback. With Huawei’s proprietary IMAGESmart software, the Huawei Ascend P6 turns even the most novice photographer into a professional, with contrast and colour enhancement, auto scene recognition, object tracing focus, and instant facial beauty support.

The Huawei Ascend P6 is available in black and white with matching colour cases. It has an RRP of $599 and is available for $0 upfront on a 2degrees $69 CarryoverPlan from September 2nd 2013. Available from 2degrees stores and selected resellers.

Display: 4.7” HD 1280 x 720 In-Cell LCD
OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
UI: Emotion UI with Uni-Home, Me Widget, MagicTouch and SmartReading
Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, support for microSD card up to 32GB
Front-facing camera: 5.0MP
Rear-facing camera: 8.0MP with F2.0 aperture with BSI and 4cm macro view
Video capture: 1080P full HD video recording and video playback
Size: 132.6mm x 65.5mm x 6.18mm
Weight: Approximately 120g
Network: UMTS /GSM
Fast upload and download speed: HSPA+ DL: category 14, 21 Mbit/s, UL: category 6, 5.76 Mbit/s, 3G-WCDMA Radio Bearer UL/DL: 384 kbit/s
Processor: 1.5GHz Quad Core
Audio: Dolby Digital Plus
Battery: 2000mAh

About 2degrees:
Launched in August 2009, 2degrees has significantly lowered the cost of making mobile phone calls and texts for Kiwis. 2degrees now has over 40 retail stores, 97% network coverage across the country and the team has grown to over 750, with a mix of over 40 different nationalities.

The company has committed over $500 million to building New Zealand’s third mobile phone network. Company shareholders include US-based mobile communications specialists, Trilogy International Partners, the Hautaki Trust, Communication Venture Partners and KLR Hong Kong Ltd. The combined shareholders bring a wealth of international experience and knowledge which is of huge benefit to New Zealand mobile users. More information at:


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