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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. 

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 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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