Huawei is working on an update to its rather successful Ascend P6 mid-tier smartphone, dubbed Ascend P6S.
The new device showed up on Chinese MIIT certification site recently, with a spec bumps exactly where it needed them.
Huawei Ascend P6S keeps thin full metal design of its predecessor, but comes equipped with next generation speedier 28nm K3V2 1.6 GHz Cortex A9 CPU, Mali-450 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and bigger battery.
Other P6S specs stay the same – 4.7 720p IPS display, 8 megapixel camera, 132.6 × 65.5 × 6.48mm dimensions and 120g weight.
Having used Huawei P6 for a month as my main phone, I can confirm that it was one of the best mid-tier Android smartphones around. However, it had a few shortcomings – dismal battery life, inadequate 8GB of storage and a bit of laggishness, chief among them.
New CPU and bigger battery should address those, and if, as rumored, Huawei is able to price Ascend P6S at around $440 at launch, they may have another hit on their hands.