Probably Huawei’s most successful smartphone in a while, the Ascend P6, has lived to see itself upgraded to a new standard. Meet the Huawei Ascend G6, an upgrade to the original model, which spurred our interest with 4G LTE connectivity and Google’s latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as the platform, all for the price of a modest phone.

Unveiled just moments ago in Barcelona, the Ascend G6 4G should offer a better experience thanks to its upgraded internals and platform, while maintaining the same looks and design that we’ve loved in the P6. In matters of price and availability, we do know that the phone will be available starting from April 2014 for €249, and will most probably be outed in UK first.

Huawei Ascend G6 Specifications and Details

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Available in all sorts of colors, including magenta, metallic blue and the classic black and white, the Huawei Ascend G6 is a phone fitted with a 4.5-inch display that offers a 960 x 540 pixel resolution. Unlike LG’s generous act to deploy Android 4.4 on their future handsets, Huawei has chosen to upgrade their most know model with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Also on the software side, Huawei will surely fit its proprietary Emotion UI on top of the platform, which may come as a nice treat for some users.

Packing a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a healthy 8-megapixel camera on the backplate, this device also enjoys the benefits of a fast, 4G LTE compatible antenna. The company also had a nice strategy behind this phone, which can be clearly seen from the integration of a 5-megapixel sharp front-facing camera, deemed ideal for selfies. Pairing that with the fast data transfers and a voice-activated hands-free selfie function, should surely please many.

When it comes to design and aspect, probably the most important thing that you should know is the thickness: just 7.9 mm, which puts the handset in the big and proud league, even though it hasn’t managed to keep the pace with its former version, which sported just 6.18 mm. Huawei has managed to make this phone extremely comfortable in hand, by removing the metal back plate and opting for a more rubberized, plastic look.  On the other side, the Shenzen-born company has kept the odd position of the headphone jack and the placement of the volume rocket and micro-USB port.

 


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Alex holds an engineering degree in Telecommunications and has been covering technology as a writer since 2009. Customization is his middle name and he doesn’t like to own stock model gadgets. When he’s away from the keyboard, simpler things like hiking, mountain climbing and having a cold drink make his day.