CES 2012: Huawei Announces World's Thinnest Smartphone


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The trinity of ridiculously thin mobile devices is complete with the Huawei P1 S.

Huawei, an ICT solutions provider, unveiled the world’s slimmest smartphone today at CES. The phone is an amazing amalgamation of physical features bringing together the sleek form factor of a phone that is 6.68mm thin featuring a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960 x 540 resolution touchscreen made of Corning Gorilla Glass.

The inner hardware of the phone is the best of its size with a dual-core 1.5GHz Cortex-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," Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device, said. "The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilize the latest hardware and software technologies."

The company also announced the Ascend P1 which features the same innards while being a bit bigger at 7.69mm. The only difference between the phones besides their size is that the P1 has a bigger battery for a longer life.

The phone features an 8-megapixel BSI-rear facing camera and 1.3 megapixel HD front-facing camera. The phone’s camera also features dual flash LED and HDR optimization. The camera is also capable of recording 1080p quality video.

The phone will offer the usual high-speed data connectivity formats through 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It will also feature built-in social media capabilities for sharing photos and videos.

The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East and China in April 2012.

With this announcement, we have the thinnest phone, the thinnest tablet and the thinnest ultrabook all from three different manufacturers. It remains to be seen if Apple is going to upstage all three of them at once with smaller versions of their devices at their annual conference in June. Knowing Apple though, it’s very likely.