Huawei Ascend P6 reservations exceed 2 million before official release [Updated with new pics]
Even if Huawei’s Ascend P6 is not yet official and will only be unveiled later today, the phone is pretty much an open book following recent leaks. Subsequently, it shouldn’t come as a surprise the world craves for the P6, so much in fact that reservations have already topped 2 million.
How impressive is that 2 mil number? Very. Just think that LG has sold 1 million units of the Optimus G Pro in Korea… in about 4 months. On the other hand, do keep in mind that we’re talking about formal reservations here and not clear-cut pre-orders.
That means none of the 2.087 million (and counting) P6 cravers have had to pay a dime for registering their interest, nor they have had to put up a credit card. In other words, Huawei’s upcoming device has no guaranteed sales yet and hypothetically speaking every single pre-registered fellow could lose his or hers interest once the P6 will become official and decide not to buy it.
Of course, that scenario is not very realistic, so all in all if I were a betting man (and I am), I’d guess at least 500,000 people of those 2 million will end up purchasing the Ascend P6. Which is still a handsome number.
Remember, the P6 is nearly certainly going to snatch the crown for world’s thinnest smartphone (for now, at least), measuring a crazy 6.5 mm in depth. Set to be unveiled in London for starters, the thing should go up for grabs in Asia and Europe as soon as next week.
Although it will likely only cost the equivalent of $410 in China, the 4.7-inch phone is to pack a decent amount of heat, courtesy of a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The feature set is to also include 8 GB of on-board storage, microSD support, an 8 MP rear cam, an impressive 5 MP front snapper, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, dual SIM, Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement, NFC and 2,000 mAh battery. No wonder so many people want this thing, right?
Update: Some new pics have just been leaked via Weibo, showing off the Ascend P6 in action… in white. Yummy, right? Check out the images a little ways above and right below.
Via [GSM Insider]