Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, has unveiled a new world's thinnest smartphone, christened ‘Ascend P6’with a touch screen so sensitive it responds to gloved hands.

The smartphone, which features a sleek metallic body, is only 6.18 millimeters (0.24 inch) thick and weighs about 120 grams. The device a 4.7-inch HD in-cell LCD screen technology and a feature called “MagicTouch,” which makes the phone’s touch-screen sensitive enough to respond even when the user is wearing gloves.

Inside the Ascend P6, there lies a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2000mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The phone has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with F2.0 aperture and 4cm macro view, enabling 1080P full HD video recording.

The phone comes with 8GB of internal storage and supports external storage up to 32GB through microSD cards. Huawei has used its experience as one of the biggest telecoms equipment makers to incorporate various power-saving technologies in the device.

The Huawei Ascend P6 will be available in black, white and pink with matching color cases. It will be released in China this month and will start shipping to Western Europe from July through Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, H3G, O2, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk, Media Markt & Saturn and TIM, and online via Amazon and CDiscount with other markets to follow.

In the UK, Ascend P6 is expected to cost € 449 ($ 601) or € 24.53 a month with a carrier contract, which is cheaper than the price of the iPhone 5 (€ 618 or $ 828) in the UK.

"The keen price is evidence that Huawei is prepared to use pricing as a way of building share in major European markets," said analyst Ben Wood at CCS Insight. "Huawei has made substantial progress in design and quality, but the big unanswered question is whether consumers will accept a product from an almost unknown name in preference to established brands."

Huawei’s recent shift into Android phones has helped the company to gain some foothold in the highly competitive smartphone market. An IDC research report said in April that the Chinese firm shipped 9.9 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2013, making it the fourth largest smartphone vendor in the world after biggies like Samsung, Apple and LG.

The new star Smart Phone was launched in London this week and attracted almost 500 media from more than 20 countries to entering the press conference. During the launch, the world slimmest Smart Phone startled all the media guests. And all the media gave the unprecedented positive evaluation on the design and the experience.