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Huawei Ascend P1 S Slims Down For World’s Slimmest Phone Title

The Motorola RAZR had a good run, but it is no longer the slimmest phone in the world. That title now belongs to the phone Huawei just announced at CES 2012, the Ascend P1 S. This 4.3″ 960 x 540 touchscreen has Corning Gorilla Glass (the original Gorilla Glass, not the 2 that we expect Corning to show this week) protecting its sleek body that houses a 1.5GHz dual-core processor inside. And it’s only 5.68mm thick, the RAZR being 7.1mm.

The press picture is not lying either, the phone will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. An 8MP camera on the rear and a 1.3MP shooter on the front are your camera options and the back has a dual-LED flash to light up those darker pictures for you. It will be available in  black, white and pink for you fashion conscious people out there. No mention of LTE radios yet though, that will remain to be seen. Keep an eye out for our hands-on with this phone later this week.

Las Vegas, U.S.A., January 9, 2012: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the world’s slimmest smartphone today at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960 x 540 touchscreen with Corning®Gorilla® Glass. 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 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

“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.”

Huawei also unveiled the Ascend P1 which, as part of the same smartphone series, boasts the same functionality while measuring 7.69mm. Delivering the ultimate in elegance and speed with a 1670mAh/1800mAh battery, the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series provides the fastest multi-tasking, video replay and gaming experience in its class.

The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series feature a super-sleek and narrow 64.8mm body, elegant contours and an effortlessly stylish design. The PPVD back cover coating evenly distributes heat, and provides a strong metallic, three-dimensional design with a delicate texture. The Ascend P1/P1 S is available in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink with more colors to come to match your personal style wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.

The Ascend P1/P1 S brings your digital world to life with its impressive 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras with dual flash LED and HDR effect optimization. The Ascend P1/P1 S allows you to capture special moments in sharper, brighter and clearer detail both in light and dim environments. Relive your most memorable moments on the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S with its stunning 1080p HD video-capture capabilities. Its high speed data connectivity through 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and in-built social media capabilities enable you to instantly share your photos and videos via social media.

The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China from April 2012.

About Huawei Device

Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device’s focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com

  • Briton

    LTE is ubiquitous world wide?   Hardly, not even in the good ol USA.  Seems companies actually plan to sell devices outside the USA.  What a concept.

    Wake up yanks, Y’all are not the center of the world.  

  • Daniel@CES2012

    it is indeed 6.68 thick. It was said to be 5.68 but that is not the case

  • Anonymous

    How the hell is this seemingly off brand getting ICS before everyone else?!

  • http://twitter.com/LucasNJohnson Lucas Johnson

    Why are they still making qhd phones? The qhd super amoled is great and all, but it’s still too chunky. I would rather have bigger phones with better screens than really thin phones with “acceptable” screens. The iphone screen has been HD for a year and a half now (well, “retina.”). the rezound and nexus have been HD (even more awesome than iphone) for a few months. any high end device should have an HD screen from this point forward. I feel more people value screen resolution and quality to thinness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Carey/567445212 Cameron Carey

    Lets see quad core processor and LTE with a full day of battery. Otherwise the “thinnest phone” title turns into “the most unreasonably priced piece of useless glass”

  • Anonymous

    Yeah it may technically be the “world’s thinnest phone”… but without LTE, I don’t know if that can fully count. The beauty of the RAZR is the fact that it has an LTE radio in the (presently) world’s thinnest phone.

  • Cwzrd23

    Noo it has physical buttons!!!!

  • Anonymous

    If this has an unlocked boot loader, and it’s GSM, I may go with this instead of the Nexus. Prefer the size of this, plus it’ll probably be available GSM in NA before the Nexus!

  • KG

    Wait… Same phone in 3 different colors?  Yup.. it’s definitely landing on T-Mo

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Carey/567445212 Cameron Carey

      Yup. Thats where the “pink” option comes in. T-mo is big on their pink. 

      • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

        giggity

  • Anonymous

    The RAZR was never the thinnest phone with the bulge on the top.

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    RAZR is more than just thinness though. The overall design is also really good.

  • Anonymous

    I want this phone. Is there any US carrier that supports this brand?

  • Anonymous
    • Mike Johnson

      in the video it doesn’t look like it has hardware buttons at all to me. looks like the three soft ICS buttons on my GNex

  • Anonymous

    Too thin. I call hacks

  • Michael Forte

    Seriously, who cares how thin a phone is? As long as it’s not a brick, it’s fine. Skinny jeans back in or something? I think the Galaxy Nexus is thin enough, and actually with the extended battery it feels even better. Stop worrying about making the phones super thin, and put a bigger battery instead.

    • http://www.adamalter.com/ Adam Alter

      Yeah, I don’t get it either.  There’s thin, and there’s overkill… at least when it comes to phones, computers and TVs are a different story.  My TBolt could use some slimming, but when I picked up a Razr, the extreme thinness was actually a turn off for me.  I don’t want to be holding a piece of glass, it’s not natural, or comfortable when talking on the phone IMO.

    • Anonymous

      Well, in my experience (I own the razr) the thinner it is, the nicer it feels in my pocket. I don’t use belt clips or anything like that, so.. the “pocket feeling” is important to me.

      I also think when you get thinner (As long as thinner doesn’t mean wider mind you) it opens new possibility’s. Add that to the new flexible technology.. you start getting into the “wearable” phones category.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    nice… to bad not a Tegra 3 and no VZW

  • EC8CH

    Hey P1 S… you’ve got ICS. Time to ditch those buttons man!

    • Colin Zack

      I’m very confused by this. Why have those buttons if its going to launch with ICS?

  • wes

    I think it’s 6.68 mm thick, not 5.68 mm. Any thinner and there wouldn’t be much to hold.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what she said.

  • http://twitter.com/shaneplawson Shane Lawson

    and only available to the poor losers on cricket mobile

    • weapon x

      You would call someone a loser just cause they go with a carrier like cricket? I hope it was a joke…even though it is not a funny one

      • Anonymous

        I wish cricket had better service i’d swap in a heartbeat. I’ll pay more for my phone upfront if it means less over-the-year bill rape.