Huawei opens first concept stores in PH, debuts Ascend G6

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By Tom Noda Chinese tech firm Huawei is determined to build up its mobile device business in the Philippines as it opened on Saturday, May 31, its first two brand shops in the country while launching its new Ascend G6 smartphone. huawei4 Executives of Huawei Technologies Philippines, led by country manager Charles Wu, officially opened the concept store at the Cyberzone of SM North Edsa Annex in Quezon City, coinciding with the opening of a same store at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Filipina-Australian actress and Huawei brand ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith also graced the event at SM North EDSA to promote the new 4.5-inch smartphone. “Huawei’s concept shops aspire to be the forefront of mobile devices, bringing its consumers nothing but the latest,” Wu said. “We have expansion plans in place to open additional stores in key cities in the Philippines.” The Ascend G6, also called P6 mini, is being promoted as a smartphone with “selfie features” that is custom-fit for Filipinos who love to take self portraits ? especially since the country’s financial district of Makati City was recently named as the “Selfie Capital of the World” by Time magazine. Aside from its 8-megapixel camera with AF BSI f/2.0 aperture in the rear and a 5MP front camera, Ascend G6 is also equipped with Huawei’s signature Voice Photo function, which allows a user to control the shutter with his voice. It takes photos accompanied by 10-second audio clips that can be shared via Facebook and WeChat. The phone’s other camera features include the multi-shot capture, horizontal shooting, and panoramic functions. Priced at P9,990, Ascend G6 was offered at P8,990 during the launch and came bundled with a selfie monopod that is used for taking selfies and “groufies” or group shots. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="18457,18458,18459,18460"] Huawei Ascend G6 specifications: ? Display: 4.5-inch 960 x 540 qHD display ? OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ? Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, supports MicroSD card up to 32GB ? Front-facing Camera: 5.0 MP ? Rear-facing Camera: 8MP AF with f/2.0 aperture ? Video capture: 1080p HD video recording and video playback ? Size: 3G, 130mm x 65mm x 7.5mm ? Weight: About 115g ? Connectivity: GSM / UMTS / HSPA+ / WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / Bluetooth 4.0 / NFC sharing ? Processor: Qualcomm MSM8926 quad-core 1.2GHz ? Battery: 2000 mAh lithium polymer]]>

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