Huawei is bullish on the prospects of its newly announced Ascend P6 smartphone, with plans to ship some 10 million units across Europe, Asia and perhaps Latin America. North Americans will likely have to wait for this phone a little longer because its lack of LTE connectivity support makes it less appealing to the US carriers looking to promote data traffic use on their networks.
To reach the “10 million milestone,” the Chinese company has allocated some 90 million Yuan (about $11 million) for P6 marketing in China, and another $30 million for promotion in Europe. In its own backyard, Huawei will sell the P6 for 2688 Yuan (327 Euro), while RRP in Western Europe will be higher – 449 Euro.
While these figures may sound impressive, they are like nothing compared to the budgets and expected units shipped of the main players like Samsung, HTC and LG. Still, it’s a step in the right direction for Huawei which hopes to rebrand itself as a maker of higher-end devices in the West.
Personally I believe the Chinese company is onto something with its super-slim P6 and can’t wait to try it out. Sure, it lacks the horse-power of modern quad-core chipsets like Samsung Exynos 5 Octa and Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, but it should deliver the great user experience on a 720p HD screen, nonetheless.
We’re hoping to get our review unit ASAP when we’ll get back to you with all the details. Stay tuned in the meantime, k?
[Via: Unwired View]