January 9, 2012 8:46am
For now the world’s thinnest smartphone is the Huawei Ascend P1 S. Yes, Huawei. This Android pushes the 7.1mm “impossibly thin” thin Motorola Droid RAZR aside as it’s only 6.68mm! As for its design, the Ascend P1 looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S family of devices with the large screen and chin at the bottom. However, let’s bring you the specs: runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (resolution of 540 x 960), 1.5 GHz dual core TI OMAP 4460 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel that captures 1080p HD video, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera that can take 720p videos, HDMI out, 1800 mAh battery. In addition to the Ascend P1 S, Huawei also announced today at CES the Ascend P1 – this comes with the same specs, but thicker by 0.3-inches to 7.69mm.
There are no firm details of a Canadian release, just that it’ll be available in North America in the Q2 time frame. This is a quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and pentaband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA so we could see this hit WIND, Mobilicity. However, if/when it launches the Ascend P1 S will come in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry blossom pink.