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.