blog We’ve been getting gradually more impressed with the smartphones launched in Australia by Chinese vendor Huawei over the past several years, although they haven’t quite measured up to the best that top of the line vendors like Apple, Samsung and HTC have been able to deliver. The newest cab off Huawei’s rank is the Ascend P6. It was previously reported that the smartphone would land down under this month, and in a new statement today, Huawei has confirmed the phone will land in little over a week:
“Huawei Devices today announced the world’s slimmest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P6, will be available in Australia from July 15 for A$499 (RRP). … The Huawei Ascend P6 comes in black and white colours and will be available at JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith stores from July 15, 2013.”
So no cute pink for Australian customers, unfortunately — just black and white. Still, the P6 has top of the line specifications, with its only real downside being no 4G support in Australia. As is per normal with Huawei, the company hasn’t gotten any carrier support from the likes of Telstra, Optus or Vodafone. But we still consider the P6 is likely to be competitive in the local market — it’s got the specs to compete with models which are much more expensive than its launch price of $499, and we suspect that price will quickly come down as we get closer to Christmas. At $350, the P6 will likely be a steal — and especially so if it turns out it can receive a custom ROM from the likes of CyanogenMod — although the P6 does already run the latest 4.2.2 version of Android.
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