Huawei breaks out two new smartphones, including world's thinnest

Huawei has announced two new smartphones, the Ascend P1 S and the Ascend P1. They will be unveiling them at CES at 8 a.m. PST (we'll be there live blogging!)

The Ascend P1 S will be the world's thinnest smartphone, measuring in at 6.68 mm thin. The P1 is the same phone, just a tad thicker (most likely for the LTE markets).

The specs for the P1/P1 S sound very intruguing:

  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960 x 540)
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 8MP rear camera with 1080p recording
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera with 720p recording
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB ROM
  • Quadband (GSM/GPRS/EDGE)
  • Pentaband (UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA)

The phones will be available in a plethora of colors including metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink. They will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, the Middle East and China in Q2 2012 at the earliest.

These phones definitely sound interesting. Stay tuned for our live-blog at 8 am PST for more!

Source: The Unwired

  • Too thin o.O Quite amazing considering it's Huawei...
  • The wife would like the pink might consider it.
  • Poor Droid RAZR, usurped on your only redeeming quality after barely 2 months in the sun -- by something far more attractive, I might add.
  • lol, so true.
  • attractive yes but a LTE phone with a battery size thats barely south of the wee 1420mAh on the iphone 4s? Don't worry RAZR, like the song says.."she ain't pretty, she just looks that way".
  • And it doesn't have that wonky, fugly ass camera hump in the back. It does have a slight hump, but it's way more subtle that the Droid RAZR.
  • I love this phone. Powerful, attractive, and vanilla.
  • Looks delicious. I wonder from what materials it is made (considering the thinness, a steel frame would be preferable to give it some strength). Off topic: some script on AndroidCental misbehaves grossly, I had to turn JavaScript off to be able to read the site!
  • is it me or does it look alot like the original gs2 not thats a bad thing...considering the gs2 is not the most easiest phone to hold due to the 8.5mm thinness i wonder how hard it would be too grip this phone at less then 7mm? also i think top end 2012 phones should be coming with atleast 720p display but apart from the screen the phone looks great.
  • wait is it me or is that not STOCK ICS, if so its like a sorta non official nexus
  • Poor Huawei.. Don't they know Apple has a patent on the word "thin" when referring to cell-phones? I see a lawsuit coming on! O.o
  • ICS with three real buttons.
  • Yeah I noticed that - this is gonna be the weird thing with ICS phones because clearly the manufacturers can decide if they want dedicated buttons or not (but not search, I guess, which I think I will really miss). I like the concept of soft keys so you can have larger screens and take advantage of the "button real estate" when using things like Slingbox or videos, but if you allow both buttons and soft buttons then doesn't that make it more complicated for app developers? Or does the OS take care of that for them?
  • thinnest announced at the moment, CES is still getting started
  • qHD is pretty decent but I wish these higher end phones would make use of 720p displays.
  • WOW! They're doing it right. Good phone/specs with Ice Cream Sandwich (not coming with 2.3 then later upgrading to 4.0). Can't belive Huawei is making a good phone :0
  • I really like how Huawei is breaking away from the negative stigma of Chinese knock-off electronics and actually coming up with their own original designs and pretty impressive specs. Keep at it Huawei!!!!!