BARCELONA, Spain -- Huawei's new Ascend G6 is a 4.5-inch Android phone with a quad-core processor and an impressive 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Love taking selfies? This could be the phone for you. It goes on sale in the UK in April, but Huawei hasn't said whether it will see a US launch or how much it will cost. We're expecting it to be affordable, however.
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The phone has a simple design.
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The bottom is rounded, much like that of its predecessor, the Ascend P6.
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That front-facing camera shoots 5-megapixel images -- that's a lot more megapixels than most smart phones can claim.
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There's software on board, too, that apparently makes you more "beautiful" by digitally smoothing your skin.
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You can use it to take pictures of flowers if you really want to.
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There's an LED flash, should you find yourself shooting snaps in a dark bar.
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It's slender, but nowhere near as skinny as the 6.18mm-thick Ascend P6.
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A Micro-USB port sits on the edge for charging and data transfer.
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A power button and volume rocker are set into the metal surround.
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The headphone jack is placed rather awkwardly on the bottom-right edge of the phone.
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You'll find the speaker on the back.
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It's running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
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Huawei has slapped its Emotion UI over the top of Android.
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The Emotion UI doesn't have a dedicated app menu. Instead, it scatters all apps across numerous home screens.
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You can select what widgets will pop down as well as change the transition effect as you swipe between home screens.
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There are a number of themes you can apply to the phone, too.
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Various aspects of the phone can be customised, including the lock screen.
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