Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Huawei Ascend P6 and the TCL One Touch Idol X - A pair of super slim smartphones launched

Huawei has launched the worlds slimmest smartphone, the Ascend P6, which is just 6.18 mm thick. This makes it thinner than the 6.5 mm thick Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra.

The Huawei Ascend P6 has a 4.7-inch HD (720 x 1280) display and is powered by Huawei own K3V2 chipset. This means that is has no LTE and is powered by an older generation quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The Huawei Ascend P6 has a good amount of RAM at 2 GB and a 2000 mAh battery. It has a 8MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera. All this is encased in a beautiful metal and glass case. 

This phone is being released in Western Europe first. No word if it will be coming to the Philippines, but with Huawei models on Globe Telecom, Smart Communications and Sun Cellulars line-up, I expect it will find its way to at least one carrier here. If this phone does make it to the Philippine I expect it to be priced at the Php18,000 to Php20,000 range.

TCL (Alcatel) launch it own new super slim phone, the One Touch Idol X. This phone is basically a 5-inch 1080p (1080 x 1920) version of the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra. The Idol X moves up to a quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor, 2 GB of RAM and packs a 13 MP shooter. This phone is just 6.99 mm thick. I think this makes it the thinnest 1080p smartphone in the world. While the TCL Idol X is slated for China, I suspect we will see a Alcatel One Touch Idol X soon. Expect it to hit retail shelves at about Php15,000.

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