Huawei sells SIM-free smartphone "Ascend G6" for ¥29,800 in Japan

Huawei Japan, Chinese telecommunications equipment and services company, announced they will start selling their SIM-free devices after late June in Japan.

The first product will be the Android 4.3 smartphone "Ascend G6" and will be sold through multiple electronics retail stores such as Bic Camera, Edion, and Nojima. Ascend G6 was unveiled in the Mobile World Congress 2014 that took place last February.

Ascend G6 has 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8926 Quad Core CPU, 8GB storage, 1GB memory, 4.5-inch (960x540 dots) display, 8MP main-camera and 5MP in-camera which is good for taking selfies.

For a communication system, it's compatible with LTE (1950MHz/2140MHz, 1747.5MHz/1842.5MHz), W-CDMA (1950MHz/2140MHz, 837.5MHz/882.5MHz), and GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz). Domestically, it can use NTT docomo's network. It supports Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

  • Price: ¥29,800
  • Size: 131.2x65.3x7.85
  • Weight: 115g
  • Color: White, Black
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Continuous phone call: 720 minutes
  • Stand-by: 370 hours

After the release of Ascend G6, the followings will be released in Japan:

- Flagship smartphone "Ascend P7" ¥49,800
- 7-inch high-spec tablet "MediaPad X1" ¥39,800
- 8-inch tablet "MediaPad M1 (LET or Wi-Fi model)" ¥29,800
- 7-inch tablet entry model "MediaPad 7 Youth2 WiFi" ¥26,800
- Wearable "TalkBand B1" ¥13,800



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