Huawei Ascend P1 S unveiled with a bang: the world’s thinnest smartphone

Huawei Ascend P1 S unveiled with a bang: the world’s thinnest smartphone
Huawei just brought its biggest guns to CES 2012, and in the smartphone world a big gun is a thin smartphone. The Huawei Ascend P1 S is officially the world’s slimmest smartphone at the unbelievable 0.26-inches (6.68mm), easily beating the 7.1mm thick Motorola Droid Razr. 

And if you ever thought there was a gap between Chinese phone makers and first tier companies like Samsung, you’d better rethink as the Ascend P1 S has cutting-edge hardware with TI’s OMAP 4460 dual-core chip with the Cortex-A9 based processor clocked at 1.5GHz and aided by SGX 540 graphics.

The Huawei Ascend P1 S has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and that resolution might be the only compromise. The handset is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so you’re not losing anything in terms of software. 

Huawei Ascend P1 S unveiled with a bang: the world’s thinnest smartphone
Huawei Ascend P1 S unveiled with a bang: the world’s thinnest smartphone
Huawei Ascend P1 S unveiled with a bang: the world’s thinnest smartphone
On the back, the Ascend P1 S has an 8 megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) camera allowing 1080p video recording, while up front there’s a 1.3 megapixel snapper. Huawei has managed to squeeze in an 1800mAh battery, and the usual set of connectivity options.

Additionally, Huawei is announcing the younger sibling model - the Huawei Ascend P1, which is almost identical, but has a slightly thicker 0.3-inch (7.69mm) body.

The two handsets are arriving in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, the Middle East and China in the second quarter of 2012.

source: Huawei via TheUnwired


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Ascend P1 S
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh

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42 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

plz come to sprint O.o

9. lp_522

Posts: 46; Member since: May 31, 2011

PLEAASE. We need something else than the Epic Touch!

13. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i know i had the epic touch and loved it til the 2.3.6 update they rolled out bricked it. samsung claimed they couldnt fix it so know i have to wait on my parents income tax :/

26. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

What are you, 12? Learn how to unbrick the phone you bottom feeder.

31. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im 15 dumbass and i would unbrick it but i don't have a windows computer or a mac due to the fact they aren't exactly cheap. i use my phone for nearly everything that a computer can.

32. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you have a smartphone but there's no Mac or PC in your home? that's pretty messed up.

34. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

lol windows computers not cheap, lol!! poorfag

39. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

they are not cheap when your 15 and only 1 person working in your house -_-

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

hmm..how much is your data a month?

42. corrifa

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

Lol what exactly are you typing this on then?

2. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

copy of sgs2

27. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Only, you know, BETTER

35. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Wtf!? How is this a copy of the SGSII!? You are retarded... If you look at my previous posts, you'd know I'm a pretty peaceful guy, but you confused me, and I get mad when confused. Sgs2 owners are annoying thinking their phone is the best and anything that beats it is copying it. You guys are beginning to look like mindless iPhone users....

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

"I get mad when confused" made me lawl. xD

37. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

I just thumbed myself down... Anyways, design doesn't matter, they aren't copying UI, they're using stock UI. They're shipping with ICS rather than gingerbread. Totally different processors. Sgs2 uses samloed+ wvga resolution, this uses samoled qhd resolution. Totally different devices, other than design, which IMO, matters the least.

3. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

great

4. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

i wish it were a wp7 phone

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well Huawei has just popped on the map for me. o:

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That's a f**king SGS2. The hump on the bottom, the shape of the corners, placement and orientation of the camera... I mean, holy s**t. Huawei can f**k off.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

meh as long as there wont be any lawsuits I don't see any Samsung fan confusing it with an S2 or a user thinking is an S2 but yeah phone looks alike and with a reasonable price and good support... the big guns might have some competition

8. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Competition is always good for the consumer... So what if it resembles SGS II a bit. Let there be chinese high-end Android manufacturers, that is definitely good for the market!

17. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, the hump on the bottom is necessary for a better grip - samsung didn't put it there for nothing. It's an ergonomic addition for such slim phones. ANYWAY- you better notice that overall, this is, at the moment, THE BEST PHONE YET UNVEILED.

20. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

i am having same feeling

41. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I've been saying this for awhile now: (a) give Huawei and ZTE a couple of years and they will be bringing out great phones and (b) the low cost OEMs will copy their ideas from Samsung, HTC, Moto et al without paying for the R&D. These two phones are proof of what I've been saying --- when you have android OS that is free and you have OEMs like Samsung spending millions to develop their handsets, don't get upset when you see the second tier OEMs copying without paying for the R&D. Samsung worked out the bugs so Huawei and ZTE can make copies quickly due to reverse engineering.

10. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

why is it soooo S2

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

think i would be a good idea to get rid of the buttons, and use on screen ones, i think its the only ugly part of the device, and since it has ISC the on screen buttons would have being a better idea

12. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

From the front, putting them side by side, you're not going to mistake the two. The SGS2 has more rounded corners, the Ascend has angular, slanted corners. Plus it's thinner too. Totally different!

14. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

nexus meet your master xD i saying this due to fact of all better specs except for the lower screen but smaller screen will make up a little for that. the 1.5ghz 4460 will help more to just please im begging please leave it stock ics

15. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

also how in the living hell do you fit a 1800mah battery into a phone that thin?!?! impressive

38. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

We'll have to Resurrect someone just to ask how they did that. . .

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