Huawei Ascend P6

First impressions aren't everything, but feeling good out of the box doesn't hurt.

It's been a little while since Huawei officially unveiled the Ascend P6 in London, but we've finally got our hands on the new ultra-slim device for a proper look. Just in case you need a little refresher, the Ascend P6 is fantastically thin at just 6.18mm, and still packs in many high-end features you'd expect in a phone today. The P6 has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, 4.7-inch 720p display, 2000mAh battery and is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

All of that is wrapped up in a nice metal and plastic body that looks great to our eyes and feels nice in the hand by our first impressions. Stick around after the break for a more detailed look at the Ascend P6 in pictures and video.

After spending a little time with the Ascend P6 getting it set up with our accounts and apps, we have to say we're quite impressed with the build quality. This is a big step up over some of its offerings last year, and even over what it announced just at CES in January. It is incredibly thin and relatively light as well, without feeling cheap or flimsy and the use of different metals along with small plastic accents is quite nice. The display also looks crisp and bright despite only being 720p (although the resolution is quite acceptable at 4.7-inches), and the device is overall refreshingly small compared to the ballooning sizes of recent handsets

While it's going to take a while to get ahold of the software, it's clear that Huawei is continuing its efforts to have a strong design and brand identity with its customizations. Most things have been changed aesthetically — with a new launcher, skinned settings and bundled apps — on the Ascend P6, but still function much the same as you would expect with stock Jelly Bean. We can tell already that this stock launcher probably isn't going to work for us, but that's easily remedied.

Now that we have our hands on the device, we'll be giving the Huawei Ascend P6 the complete review treatment over the coming week, so look forward to our in-depth coverage as it is released. For now, take a look at the hands-on video above and pictures below to get a good impression of what to expect from this handset.