Following on from our News Story on Tuesday regarding the announcement of the Huawei P1 S, we can now bring you the official Press Release from the manufacturer regarding the worlds slimmest phone.
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 utilize 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.
For immediate release 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 experiencein 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 optimization. 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.
About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to HuaweiDevice's focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. As at the end of 2011, Huawei Device serves more than 500 operators all over the world. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com
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Below are some of the articles that have seen posted since the announcement.
Huawei Ascend P1 S Hands-on
“Huawei’s promising top-notch quality on a phone that you could get a paper cut off at a price that beggar’s belief. Pinch
us… we think we might be dreaming.” – Stuff
Huawei Ascend P1 S: World’s slimmest smartphone and hands-on
“Our quick playwith the handset was exactly that but we were incredibly impressed with the fantastically clear display and the speed of the engine room's response. This phone is an absolute beast, of that there's no doubt.” – Pocket-lint.com
Huawei outs super-thin Ascend P1 S smartphone
“Huawei has been up to some impressive stuff lately, so we're not totally shocked to see this
top-spec phone reveal itself at CES.” – Engadget
Huawei Ascend P1 S: Say hello to the world’s thinnest dual-core Android smartphone
“The Chinese handset vendor has seemingly come out of nowhere to a company that’s committed to being the brand that the masses associate with affordable Android smartphones. Their latest device, however, the Huawei Ascend P1 S, takes things to a whole other level.” –
Huawei launches Ascend P1 and P1 S – Hands-on with the ‘world’s slimmest smartphone’
“Even the thicker P1 is no fatty, at just 7.69mm. Interestingly, due to the extra strengthening necessary to make such a slim body, the P1 S is heavier than the P1, at 130g compared to 110g. They're both good-looking handsets, and feel like a quality item in the hand.” – Expert Reviews
Huawei Ascend P1/S Hands-on and Impressions
“The folks at Huawei were on hand at CES 2012 in Las Vegas to introduce to us the ultra slim and beautiful Huawei P1 and P1s. They’re the latest in a line of devices that will help push Huawei into the premium OEM status that they’ve been aiming for.” – Phandroid
Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend P1 / P1 S
“The device is impossibly thin and light, and truly has the potential to live up to its promise and propel Huawei into the thick of the smartphone market.” – AndroidCentral.com
Huawei uncloaks sleek, slim, sexy smartphones
“In the limited time we had to handle the P1 S, it seems that Huawei is jumping into the high-end smartphone market with both feet, and landing in a quite attractive location – the phone is solid, sleek, swift, and sexy.” – The Register
Some video reviews: