At the recently concluded CES 2012, Huawei, the Chinese telecommunication giant has unveiled a pair of its high-end Android smartphones, including the one that many has been dubbed the world’s slimmest smartphone.
Huawei Ascend P1 S
Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm in size and that makes it looks cool and interesting. The Huawei Ascend P1 S has one thing in common with its 7.69mm sibling, the Huawei Ascend P1 – it runs the Android 4.0 ICE (Ice Cream Sandwich). It comes with the support of a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Cortex-A9 processor which is running at 1.5GHz, and joined by an SGX 540 graphics engine.
The two handsets have a 4.3-inch each with 960-by-540 Super AOLED qHD display and protected by the Corning’s hardened Gorilla Glass.
These two phones provide a broad range of UMTS/GSM 3G and HSPA+ 4G connectivity capabilites
Huawei chairman Richard Yu, while speaking promised his audience at the rollout of these phones at CES in Las Vegas on Monday that his company’s 20th years of experience in the mobile infrastructure provides them a leg up in providing quick, clear connections.
“We know the network,” Yu noted, modestly.
He also reinterated that both new handsets, which comes with a 1670mAh and 1800mAh batteries will provide users up to 30 per cent increase in battery life over any other competing smartphones. And continue by saying that their OMAP processors will make the devices “the fastest in their class“, isn’t that a treat to Apple’s iPhone and co.? I guest it is…..
These two new phones comes with a Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus 5.1 surround sound – which means there is higher possibility of playing music and other digital files like on your normal player at home with your new phone.
“Now you can take your home theater music system away with you – a really fantastic user experience,” Yu boasted.
Other features of the two phones:
- 1080p HD video–capable
- Rear-facing camera (a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera supports video calls). The camera comes with a lot of features such as face-distortion fun à la Apple’s Photo Booth, low-light enhancement, a panoramic image-stitching, in-camera image editing, and improved close-up images. The camera can automatically take five shots of a group of people without the need of trying to do it all alone.
- 4GB ROM and 1GB RAM (expandable to 8GB with a microSD card respectively)
- Bluetooth 3.0 HS, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, HDMI,
- Dual-microphone noise reduction,
- PDF support
- PowerPoint editing,
- Dual LEDs for its rear facing camera
- Near-ubiquitous compass
- Different colors: black, white, or red aka “cerise”
However, at the event, Yu did not announce any serious carrier partners for the device, but he said that the Ascend P1 & Ascend P1 S would be available anytime in April this year. Since the carrier subsidy on the phone haven’t yet been cut – he estimated that the phone would likely be around $400 – but we believe once the carrier enter into the deal, it will reduce asap.
Once the phones became launched, it will be available in Asia-Pacific, Australia, North America, China, Europe, and the Middle East.
It seems that Huawei is jumping into the high-end smartphone producing market with these two latest gadget which are promised to give the Cupertino based mobile giant, Apple a ride for its money when it comes to producing solid, sleek, swift, and sexy smartphones for the general public.