Huawei P6-U06 and its 6.18mm-thick body purportedly shown off in leaked imagesAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Huawei is no stranger to the super-thin smartphone game, having introduced the 6.68mm-thick Ascend P1 S in early 2012. One Huawei executive teased earlier this year that his company's got another thin P-series model planned for 2013, and now it looks like some images of the device in the wild may have made their way online.
French site Nowhereelse.fr has received a trio of photos showing the Huawei P6-U06, which is an upcoming handset that measures in at just 6.18mm thick. While the site says that it can't be certain of the authenticity of the images because they come from a new source, both it and Engadget point out that the phone in these images looks fairly similar to the actual P6-U06 that showed up earlier this month in the database of the TENAA, which is like China's FCC.
Packed inside the Huawei P6-U06's thin frame is a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 4.7-inch 720p display and Android 4.1.2. There are also GSM/WCDMA radios found inside the P6-U06 that suggest that the phone is destined for a Chinese launch, which isn't altogether shocking since it's been approved by the TENAA.
The latest trend in mobile seems to be creating handsets with larger and larger displays, like the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II, 6.1-inch Ascend Mate and the 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega. However, there are some manufacturers that are also on a quest to earn the "world's thinnest smartphone" title, like Huawei and Alcatel.
The P6-U06 appears to be Huawei's latest effort at grabbing the thinness crown, and so far it looks like a nice handset. Of course, we don't know what it's like to actually use a phone as thin as the P6-U06, and those of us in the U.S. may never get the chance to find out. That doesn't mean that we can't appreciate how crazy-thin a 6.18mm phone is, though. Check out another shot of the P6-U06 below and a third over at Nowhereelse.fr.