Huawei unveiled the Ascend P6 today, officially the world’s slimmest smartphone at just 6.18mm thick and running the very latest version of Android, Google’s popular mobile operating system.

It’s an elegant design, with a 4.7-inch HD display and a polished, metallic body. Under the hood is a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and a 2000 mAH battery; Huawei is yet to reveal the RAM and internal storage.

The handset runs on Android version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), albeit with the company’s Emotion UI skin and custom apps pre-installed.

Photographers are also in for a treat. There’s an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a far cry from the 13-megapixel offering on the Samsung Galaxy S4, but it’s coupled with an impressive 5-megapixel snapper on the front. Such an offering is rare on modern smartphones and should prove particularly useful for video calls on Skype, Google Hangouts and other mobile messaging services.

TNW had the opportunity to go hands-on with the device in London and have uploaded a selection of images below to give you a better idea of the Ascend P6’s new polished hardware and aesthetics.

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