Huawei Unveils the World’s Slimmest Android Smartphone

Huawei Ascend

At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today, Huawei unveiled the Ascend P1 S, which it claims is the world’s slimmest smartphone.

Running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the Ascend P1 S is only 6.68mm thin; in comparison, the Motorola RAZR is 7.1mm thick and the Samsung Galaxy S II is 8.49mm thick. In addition to its super slim form factor, the Ascend P1 S is also the fastest and most compact smartphone in its class, with a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM.

And that’s not all! The Ascend P1 S boasts a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with HD resolution of 960×540, toughened with Corning’s Gorilla Glass for extra durability. For imaging, it comes with a back-lit 8MP camera and a front facing 1.3MP camera. Users can also experience its built-in 1080p HD video-capture capabilities.

“We’re excited to unveil the world’s slimmest smartphone here at CES 2012,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. “The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilize the latest hardware and software technologies.”

No pricing has been revealed for the Huawei Ascend P1 S yet, but it is expected to be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China from April 2012. A lower end model, the Ascend P1,  which is slightly thicker at 7.69mm (but carries roughly the same specification) will also be offered.

Promo Video of Huawei Ascend P1 / P1 S

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