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Huawei Ascend P6 goes on preorder for £330

The Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone was unveiled on Tuesday in London and can already be preordered from Carphone Warehouse for £329.95 on SIM-Free and for £21 per month on a two-year contract on all major networks bar Three and Virgin Media (that's a TCO of £504). The device is expected to arrive on 4 July and will be the thinnest smartphone on the market when it launches.

At 6.18mm thick, it resembles a flattened Apple iPhone 4 with a sleek aluminium alloy frame. It still packs some fantastic hardware components like a 4.7in in-cell display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution, a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, a 2,000mAh battery, a rear 8-megapixel camera with a large f2.0 aperture, a front-facing 5-megapixel model, 2GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot and even an FM radio.

As expected it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Huawei's own user interface, Emotion UI. Note that the device doesn't support 4G yet and doesn't come with a 3.5mm audio port. You can follow check out our hands-on of the Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone here and the full live coverage of the event here.

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