Huawei is looking to make their breakout move in the US market, and what better way to announce the world’s thinnest phone than at CES2012? So far in the US, Huawei has only focused on low-cost budget devices that tend to go for next to nothing on contract. That all changes with the announcement of the Huawei Ascend P1, and P1 S.
Both the Ascend P1 and P1 S are incredibly similar in specs. In fact, the only thing that sets them apart is how thin they are. The P1 S comes in at a mere 6.8mm, while the P1 7.measures 69mm. Unlike the Excite X10, thinness isn’t the only thing the P1 and P1 S have going for them.
- Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD 960×540 touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass
- TI OMAP 4460 dual-core Cortext-A9 CPU at 1.5 GHz
- SGX 540 graphic processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB ROM
- 1670 mAh/1800 mAh battery
- PPVD heat distributing back cover
- 8 megapixel BSI rear-facing camera capable of 1080p video capture
- 1.3 megapixel font-facing camera capable of 720p video
- Pentaband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
Armed with a qHD SAMOLED display and what looks to be a vanilla build of Ice Cream Sandwich, the Ascend P1 S may turn out to be one of the smash hits of the year. Savvy consumers are always looking for stock Android devices, so at the right price point, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the P1 S sell very well.
Look for the P1 and P1 S to hit North America “anytime around Q2 2012,” in metallic black, ceramic white AND cherry-blossom. Pricing will be announced at a later date.