The thinnest smartphone in the world is now the Huawei Ascend P6-U06

by: Bogdan BeleApril 29, 2013

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If thinnest smartphone are the two words that define what you’re looking for in a phone, the news you’re about to read will most certainly make you very happy, and if they’re not, well, the Huawei Ascend P6-U06 is still a pretty interesting smartphone.

The device, which has made its way through the Chinese version of FCC (the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center MIIT), has taken the honors reserved to the thinnest smartphone in the world from the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra. If the Idol Ultra was 6.45mm thick, the Huawei Ascend P6 has, according to the documents, a thickness of 6.18mm.

That would make it officially the thinnest smartphone in the world (a record that Oppo was said to be trying to beat, too, with the R809T, which it has recently announced), provided it comes out before a thinner model does. You can get an idea about how thin it is (it also weighs just 120 grams) from the images below.

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While it most certainly is thin, the Ascend P6-U06 looks pretty interesting in terms of specs, too. The smartphone has a 4.7-inch 720p touchscreen, and a quad-core CPU at 1.5GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. The camera is a 5-megapixel one, and internal storage is 32GB, with the smartphone running Android 4.1.2.

It’s also a dual-SIM device, which would suggest it being aimed at Asia, but then again, who knows if another version (or even this one) won’t make it to the rest of the world, too?

  • I am not interested in a phone that I struggle to grab onto when I’m in a hurry, increasing the chances of dropping and breaking it. I would much rather have a phone with a bigger battery that I can grasp onto better, within reason of course.

  • fgg

    Kopi of Xperia Z

  • MasterMuffin

    Why, just why?? Think about how good battery life you could get if they’d make it 9mm thin and to that additional space they would add battery!

  • Allanitomwesh

    damn that’s thin,see that iPhone 5?

  • Alu Zeros

    It’s funny how a lot of the smartphones now are pretty much coming to similar designs and specs, going to be interesting when it comes down to a software features pick over hardware features

  • QwietStorm

    Out the corner of my eye I thought that was Naughty Dog’s logo.