Huawei Ascend P1 now available direct from Amazon for $450

The Huawei Ascend P1, which we reviewed back in June and has been available on the international market for some time now, is finally available direct to US consumers. The mid-range Ice Cream Sandwich handset features a .5GHz dual-core processor and can be purchased unlocked from Amazon for $450. If you’ve had an itch for the handset, despite US government recommendations against dealing with the Chinese company, you no longer have to jump through hoops to import one.

The Ascend P1 is a serviceable smartphone that also features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and slim profile measuring 7.69mm. The Ascend P1 doesn’t hold much of a candle to most top-teir phones from major manufacturers, but it’s a different option to consider. Worth$450? That’s for you to decide.

Huawei’s Ascend P1 Launches in U.S.

Super thin Huawei Ascend P1 comes with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 ICS OS

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced an unlocked version of the Huawei Ascend P1 is available to U.S. consumers through Amazon.com. The Huawei Ascend P1 comes equipped with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and is one of the fastest models in class, capable of handling 3D games effectively.

“The Ascend P1 is perfect for consumers looking to get the most out of their device,” said Michael Chuang , Executive Vice President of Huawei Device USA. “Whether it’s for playing games, streaming music and videos, or sharing multimedia in the home or workplace, the Ascend P1 offers unparalleled performance and a truly unique mobile experience.”

The Ascend P1 offers users a movie theatre-quality cinematic experience with its super AMOLED, 4.3 inch screen and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound System. In addition, at only 7.69 mm thick, the Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the thinnest smartphones on the market. The 64.8 mm frame allows the Ascend P1 to sit comfortably in the user’s palm, giving them the ability to navigate all the phone’s features with a single hand.

The Huawei Ascend P1 is available online at Amazon.com for $449.99.

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  • KOLIO

    For diehard HUAWEI enthusiasts only,w/an imbedded 1800 mAh battery,ICS & no hope of future
    upgrade to JB.

    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=3301&c=huawei_ascend_p1_huawei_u9200

  • slide83

    Why would anyone buy this for 450 when you can get a nexus 4 for 350?

    • http://twitter.com/mjwhirly Matthew Woehrle

      because it’s never in stock on google play store

      • Richard Braley

        Lol google only makes 4 a day. Sergio builds them by hand.

      • John Wentworth

        But the Galaxy Nexus has almost the same specs and you can get that for less than half the price of this on ebay, It’s a nice phone, don’t get me wrong. I just think with it’s dated specs $450 is too high. Also with some patience, you’ll can eventually get a Nexus 4 for $100 less which blows this phone out of the water.

        I have the nexus 4 and I owned the galaxy Nexus, the difference is night and day.
        This phone especially with the stock option should perform roughly the same as my gnex.

  • RozJC

    I thought you were being serious about .5GHz until I realised you missed off the 1 after reading the Press Release (or whatever you call those statements)

    XD

    • KOLIO

      No kidding…..Thought for a sec crossed my mind of a retro refresh of the O/G ASCEND…..

      AAAAAAACCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • josh

    I thought he was serious too…

  • SpackJarrow

    lol at the 0.5ghz processor…

    like the thin-ness though.

  • jlschulz098

    Cant imagine why anyone would want to transmit their movements and conversations to the communist chinese as well as destroying the world economies even more

    • John Wentworth

      That’s a little heavy handed, their has been nothing that indicates that phones made by Huawei spy on their users, they also build cell stations for many carriers, which I’m sure are even more closely checked.

      Huawei is always under constant scrutiny, they’d have found something to indicates spying by now if they were doing it outside of china.