Huawei is on a roll in India. The Chinese handset maker announced the upcoming availability of the Honor 3C and now it confirmed another mid-range smartphone, the Ascend G6.The Ascend G6 has yet to be released on the market, but AndroidOS reports that the smartphone will soon be available in India for Rs 16,999 ($285 / €210) outright, which is slightly higher than the Huawei Honor 3C, which has been priced at Rs 14,999 ($250 / €185).
Huawei Ascend G6 was officially unveiled a few months ago during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 trade fair and confirmed for release sometime in May. This means the Ascend G6 will go on sale in India this month via authorized resellers across the country.
Although there are no details on when exactly the smartphone will hit shelves, we suspect it won’t take Huawei more than a few days to bring the Ascend G6 to the country.
The bad news is the Ascend G6 does not offer dual-SIM capability, which is highly praised among Android fans in India, so Huawei may not have been so inspired to launch it in this territory.
On top of that, the smartphone is overpriced considering other alternatives available on the Indian market, where native OEMs usually make the prices for mid-range handsets.
Nevertheless, for those interested in getting the Ascend G6, here is what you will get for the amount mentioned earlier. By the way, the Rs 16,999 ($285 / €210) price tag is suggested by Huawei, but the Ascend G6 may end up being slightly cheaper when it gets released in the next couple of days.
Huawei Ascend G6 will ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and the Emotion 2.0 UI Lite on top. There are no details on a supposed Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, so the smartphone may be discontinued with Jelly Bean onboard.
On the inside, the Ascend G6 packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The smartphone sports a decent 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports qHD (540 x 960 pixels) resolution, as well as an 8-megapixel camera on the back which features autofocus, LED flash, and full HD (1080p) video recording.
In the front, there’s a secondary 5-megapixel camera for that perfect selfie. It also comes with 3G HSPA+ and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with Bluetooth, GPS, and even NFC (Near Field Communication). The smartphone is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery and is only 7.5mm thin.