Huawei announce global availability for the Ascend P1

During MWC in Barcelona Leigh got his hands on the upcoming Huawei Ascend P1. It looks to be a super thin and good looking phone. Today in Beijing Huawei have announced the global availability of the device. Europe seems to be the last to see it, but it should be in the summer. No word on price yet though.

Spec wise it has a good few highlights


  • dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor
  • 7.69mm thin and 64.8 mm long
  • a very comfortable grip
  • 4.3-inch super AMOLED 960 x 540 touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera
  • Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 surround sound technology

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Beijing, China, April 18, 2012:

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that the Huawei Ascend P1 will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia through operators and retailers by May 2012, in Latin America from June 2012 and in Europe from summer, with availability in other markets to follow.

“The global availability of the Ascend P1, which combines smart features and a sexy design, represents a significant milestone for Huawei Device. We are sending strong signals of our intention to transform into a consumer-facing brand and extend our market leadership globally by strengthening our range of flagship products. We are also expanding our sales and distribution channels to move beyond a focus on operators,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

The Ascend P1 is beauty meets brains – proof that technology and good looks can go hand-in-hand. It features a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor and measures 7.69mm thin and 64.8 mm long, providing a very comfortable grip. With a 4.3-inch super AMOLED 960 x 540 touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera and Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 surround sound technology, the Ascend P1 provides a home theatre experience in the palm of your hands.

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