updated 05:31 am EST, Mon January 20, 2014
Ascend P6S thickens casing, upgrades processor of Ascend P6
Huawei has launched its update to the Ascend P6, at the same time as new rumors surface mentioning a new flagship device. Launched quietly in China, the Ascend P6S features a number of minor improvements from the Ascend P6, while the Ascend SX will apparently merge together the design of the P-series devices with the performance of D-series smartphones.
The P6S has an upgraded quad-core 1.6GHz processor when compared to its predecessor, reports GSM Arena, as well as expanding its thickness by 0.3mm to 6.5mm (0.26 inches). Aside from the thickness change and the slightly faster processor, it still has a 4.7-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage rear 8-megapixel and front 5-megapixel cameras, and 2,000mAh battery as the earlier model. Shipping in China, the Ascend P6 costs 2,700 yuan ($445).
Huawei Ascend P6S
The Ascend SX is said by MyDrivers to have a price in excess of 5,000 yuan ($825) at launch, and will sport the rumored Hass 65 eight-core processor. It will also have 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a display with a resolution of 2560x1440, a 16MP rear camera, and a 3,050mAh battery. A possible release date for the 6.9mm-thick (0.27 inches) smartphone was not suggested.