The battle for World’s Thinnest Smartphone continues, this time with Huawei announcing the Ascend P1 S and claiming that it bests every other smartphone in the world in belt size (6.68mm). For how long will it hold the title? We don’t know… it’d be lucky to survive the rest of CES at this rate, but regardless, it’s one super thin phone with a solid list of specs to go along.
The Ascend P1 S rocks Android 4.0, 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with 960 by 540 pixel resolution, and Gorilla Glass. An 8MP camera and 1.3MP front facing camera offer Dual-LED Flash and 1080p HD video capture. A second version of the phone, called only the Ascend P1, offers the same set of features but is slightly thicker at 7.69mm thick.
The Ascend P1 and P1 S will be available around the world in April 2012 in many different colors. While Huawei continues to make better and better Android devices, they have yet to breakthrough has a household name… will the Ascend P1/P1S change that? Find out with continued coverage as we get hands-on footage of the brand new device.
Las Vegas, U.S.A., January 9, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the world’s slimmest smartphone today at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960 x 540 touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The Ascend P1 S is also the fastest and most compact smartphone in its class with a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
“We’re excited to unveil the world’s slimmest smartphone here at CES 2012,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. “The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilize the latest hardware and software technologies.”
Huawei also unveiled the Ascend P1 which, as part of the same smartphone series, boasts the same functionality while measuring 7.69mm. Delivering the ultimate in elegance and speed with a 1670mAh/1800mAh battery, the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series provides the fastest multi-tasking, video replay and gaming experience in its class.
The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series feature a super-sleek and narrow 64.8mm body, elegant contours and an effortlessly stylish design. The PPVD back cover coating evenly distributes heat, and provides a strong metallic, three-dimensional design with a delicate texture. The Ascend P1/P1 S is available in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink with more colors to come to match your personal style wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.
The Ascend P1/P1 S brings your digital world to life with its impressive 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras with dual flash LED and HDR effect optimization. The Ascend P1/P1 S allows you to capture special moments in sharper, brighter and clearer detail both in light and dim environments. Relive your most memorable moments on the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S with its stunning 1080p HD video-capture capabilities. Its high speed data connectivity through 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and in-built social media capabilities enable you to instantly share your photos and videos via social media.
The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China from April 2012.