Orange Uganda launches the thinnest smartphone this side of the Sahara: The Huawei Ascend P6

We recently reviewed the Huawei P6 and gave it a high score generally based on its premium look and feel with the 4.7-inch screen which is mainly centered around an aluminum unibody design and a thin 6.2mm profile and aggressive price on the market.

Today Orange Uganda together with Huawei have officially unveiled this device to the masses at the Orange  annual expo . According to Chris Ayo from Huawei, the P6 is designed for a specific class of people those who like fashion, who like to be trendy , showbiz, swagg, be unique and standout from social arena. He claims the phone was designed for ultimate fashion and company studied the fashion trends of people before it was designed.

The Orange CMO. Mr Damien Lacey emphasized the fact that Orange and Huawei have had a long running relationship, and further reminded the public that the first 3G and 4G phones in Uganda were launched by Huawei and Orange. The CEO of Huawei Uganda Mr Radoslaw Kedzia said

We have very many products in the Ugandan market but this one i got personally very excited about, i asked it to be availed to me before it was in Uganda. We want to be part of  Uganda’s fast growing economy and provide devices that are the best in the world for affordable price to make sure Ugandans can enjoy the benefits. We want to contribute to the GDP growth together with Orange and i hope this product will achieve just that.

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The Chief Guest Dr Kibuuka from the ICT ministry thanked the two companies for their great work and collaboration.

I understand Orange has a vast history of successful similar innovations of handsets, mobile broadband, and other technologies. We are grateful as a country; The Ministry of ICT together with the government commend Huawei and Orange for their cooperation and making sure that Ugandans are kept on track for their latest ventures.

He further emphasized that its best to have such good innovations not for the few but for the entire 36 million people in Uganda.


Phone feature highlights

The iPhone 5 look a like phone comes with plethora of features. Including an 8MP camera, Huawei’s Emotion UI, 4GB of internal memory with the ability to expand it with a micro SD card with up to 32GB and Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement. Even if this Android based phone has no LTE support it wont disappoint with other connectivity the phone comes with Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; penta-band 3G with HSPA up to 21Mbps. There is also a Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA and a GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.  There is also a microUSB port with USB host, USB OTG, Bluetooth v3.0 and our personal favorite the FM radio.

The phone is currently available in Pink, White and Black colors at the orange expo offer for only UGX 1,199,000 ($456.35) and comes with free 1.5GB of data which is valid for one month.



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