Huawei launches Ascend P6; world’s slimmest smartphone

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Huawei Ascend P6 (2)Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment, said it unveiled the world’s slimmest smartphone as it looks to gain share from market leaders Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc.

Huawei’s new Ascend P6, with a depth of 0.24 inch (6.18 millimeters), will be released in China this month and in western Europe in July, the company said in a statement yesterday. That’s at least 19 percent slimmer than either an iPhone 5 or a Galaxy S4, according to dimensions supplied on the official Websites of Apple and Samsung.

Huawei is counting on smartphones, tablets and cloud computing to help it achieve 10 percent annual sales growth in the next five years, the Shenzhen-based company said in April. It has pushed into mobile devices as its sales of network equipment have been blocked in the U.S. market by government concerns that the Chinese equipment maker aids intelligence agencies, a…

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