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World's slimmest smartphone unveiled at 6mm thick

Huawei has given the world its first glimpse of the company's newest smartphone, as it sets its sights on a market dominated by Apple and Samsung. The device is just 6.18mm thick, making it the slimmest in the world. To tie in with its dimensions Huawei has picked a launch date of 6/18 (June 18).

Huawei Ascend P6 Smartphone Credit: Huawei

The company was the fourth-largest maker of smartphones in the first quarter of 2013. The top two, Apple and Samsung, sold more than 100 million units between them, while LG sold 10 million and Huawei 9 million, most of which were in its native China.

The phone was unveiled at an event in London Credit: Huawei