Taking selfies seems to be the thing at the moment. We’re probably not doing it enough, but if you are, you’re probably wishing the front facing camera on your phone was a little better, and that’s where a new phone from Huawei comes in.
Aimed at improving the quality of your selfies, Huawei will be unleashing its Ascend G6 on unsuspecting Australians, and even possibly some who are a little more suspecting.
The handset has been built from the same mould and design language as the P6, last year’s flagship for the company which boasted a softened rectangular body with metal sides and a thickness of 6.18 mm, with some high-end innards inside.
The Ascend G6 is a little different, switching out metal for plastic and increasing the thickness to 7.85mm. There’s a quad-core 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm here, as well as 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD slot for more, and a 4.5 inch qHD (960×540) IPS screen here, with Android 4.3 “Jelly Bean” running out of the box and the latest version of Huawei’s Emotion UI, which sort of acts as a halfway point between Apple’s iOS and Google Android.
An extra interface is also included called “Simple UI,” which brings a Windows Phone-like grid look to Android and aims to make everything easier to use, just for those who don’t need the complexity of Android.
Where Huawei hopes to grab people is the combination of the 4G Category 4 chip — which Vodafone can take advantage of in this country — and the two cameras, with an 8 megapixel camera on the back supporting f/2.0 on the aperture and a front-facing camera capable of shooting 5 megapixel images.