Huawei launches the Ascend P6 in Kenya

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Huawei have finally launched the Ascend P6 in Kenya to sell via Safaricom. The device launched on 18th June was the thinnest with a 6.18 mm metallic body. The Ascend P6 started selling last week in Safaricom and at launch will sell at Kshs 40,000 with a 1.5 GB internet bundle for the first 400 handsets. Thereafter the device will sell at Kshs 42,000.

The Ascend P6 which will be available in black and white has the following specs:

  • 4.7 inch HD screen at 720p
  • 1.5GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP front
  • Weighs 120 grams
  • 2000 mAh battery

Huawei had targets of moving 10 million Huawei Ascent P6 devices globally and compare it with other flagship devices like the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung, the iPhone 5 from Apple and the LG G2 from LG, all of which look better on the specs sheet. Flagship devices of 2013 have LTE and Octa-Core processors while the Ascend P6 has not LTE and the processor being a quad-core developed by Huawei in-house.

The Ascend P6 does indeed score highly on the looks department and has some good work on the camera software with the front camera having the biggest sensor at 5MP.

At launch Huawei insisted on taking good high resolution selfies and editing them, an area where they are competing with LG which has the buttons at the back enabling selfies shots to be easier. Though the LG has lesser capacity on the front camera.

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