Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Huawei launches the Ascend P6S

Huawei has launched its Ascend P6S device in China. The updated phone has few changes and lacks the octa-core processor Huawei’s president promised it would come with in November.

The Ascend P6S is 0.3mm thicker than the first version, with only a slight increase in its processor. That increases to a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, from a 1.5GHz chipset in the Ascend P6.

The rest of the phone’s specifications remain pretty much unchanged. As with the Ascend P6, it features a 4.7-inch 720p display, an eight megapixel rear camera, a five megapixel front facing camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

It also runs Android 4.2 – the same as the Ascend P6 – and comes with Huawei’s custom Emotion UI 2.0. Though the company hasn’t officially confirmed as much, we’d be surprised if it isn’t updated to Android KitKat before the end of the year.

The company had been expected to officially unveil the Ascend P6S at Mobile World Congress next month. It may be holding off announcing European launch details and pricing until Mobile World Congress next month.