Huawei Ascend P1 and P1 S – Up close

The other day we got a first look at ths super-slim P1 and P1 S from Huawei. Now, mark my words, Huawei are definitely worth keeping an eye on, especially with Mobile World Congress around the corner. They’re the people behind the Orange Tahiti tablet and their handsets are getting better and better by the year. The P1 and P1 S bear more than a passing resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Ascend P1 and P1 S has a 4.3″ 960×540 pixel super AMOLED screen with Gorilla glass, dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and that P1 S version is just 6.68mm thick.

With Android 4.0 (ICS) there’s also an 8 megapixel BSI rear-facing and a further 1.3-megapixel. It’ll arrive here in the UK in Q3 but will be hitting North America, Australia, China, Middle East and the Asia-Pacific from April.

We’ve managed to get a truck-load of images and the full press release below.

Huawei Unveils World’s Slimmest Smartphone

The Huawei Ascend P1 S features dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 4.3-inch super AMOLED touchscreen

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 Huawei Device. “The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilise 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.

Huawei UK Executive Vice President Mark Mitchinson added: “These are extremely stylish and powerful devices, which we expect to be available to UK consumers from early Q3. Huawei’s Ascend P1 series will be backed in the UK by a multi-million pound marketing campaign.”

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 optimisation. 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 Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China from April 2012, as well as certain markets in Europe. It is expected to be available in the UK in early Q3.

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