Huawei Announces Ascend P1 S with 6.68mm thicknessby Brian Klug, Sarah Trainor on January 9, 2012 10:50 AM EST
We're at Huawei's press event where we just got to go hands on with the company's two new phones, both running Android Ice Cream Sandwich: the Huawei Ascend P1 S and Ascend P1. Both are based on a 1.5 GHz OMAP4460 SoC with PowerVR SGX 540 graphics and sport a 4.3" SAMOLED qHD display (960x540) with Gorilla Glass front face.
The P1 S is impressively thin at 6.68 mm. Both the P1 S and P1 sport the same specifications, and only differ in battery capacity - the P1 S includes a 1670 mAh battery, whereas the slightly larger P1 includes an 1800 mAh battery and slightly thicker 7.69 mm waistline. Huawei's industrial design has come a long way in the last two years, this is an impressive device that felt subjectively pretty good in the hands and is clearly aiming at the high end market. Huawei claims that this is the current thinnest smartphone, and impressively includes pentaband WCDMA alongside it.
|Huawei Ascend P1 / P1 S|
|Depth||7.69 mm (P1) / 6.68 mm (P1 S)|
|SoC||1.5 GHz Ti OMAP 4460|
|Network Support||Pentaband WCDMA 850/900/AWS/1900/2100 MHz, Quadband GSM/EDGE|
|Battery Size||1670 mAh (P1 S) / 1800 mAh (P1)|
|WiFi||802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS|
|Camera||8 MP BSI Rear Facing / 1.3 MP Front Facing|
|RAM/ROM||1 GB RAM / 4 GB NAND|
The Ascend P1 and P1 S are slated for worldwide availability sometime in April 2012.