CES: Huawei Ascend P1 S gets an official launch

Not content with simply claiming the title of the world's slimmest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P1 S also has a specification to mix in with the big boys too.

For the record, the Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin. In short, ridiculously thin. But if you want a phone that doesn't ruin the line of your suit, this could be the smartphone for you.


It doesn't seem to be at the expense of features either, with the Ascend P1 S packing a speedy dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, not to mention a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960x540 touch-screen with Corning Gorilla Glass and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the operating system at launch – not as an upgrade somewhere down the line. Although, if you read the small print, you'll discover that the smartphone isn't going to hit UK shelves until the third quarter of 2012. Yes, you give with one hand, then take away with the other.

Other features of the Ascend P1 S include eight-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras with dual flash LED and HDR effect optimisation, 1080p HD video-capture capabilities plus 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with 'social media capabilities' so you can instantly share your photos and videos via social media.

Huawei will also be offering the Ascend P1 which, as part of the same smartphone series, boasts the same functionality, but in a chunkier 7.69mm body. Like the P1 S, it will be available in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry blossom pink, but is likely to be a little cheaper.


Not that we know the pricing of either as yet, not least because the shelf date could be a good nine months or so off. As soon as we hear anything, we will let you know. One thing is clear though – the Ascend P1 S does give Huawei the chance to be a major player in the UK market.

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