January 9, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu
The technology world is ever-changing and more and more producers are fighting to come up with the strongest, slimmest or thinnest devices. The latest manufacturer to claim such a title is Huawei with the Ascend P1 S, the ‘’world’s slimmest smartphone’’.
Unveiled just moments ago at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas, the Ascend P1 S measures a mere 0.26 inches (6.68 mm)in depth, just beating the Motorola Droid Razr, which measures 0.27 inches (7.1 mm) thick.
With a very nice overall design and a stylish, yet not flimsy exterior, the Huawei Ascend P1 S should not sacrifice in terms of performance either. The smartphone is set to be powered by a TI OMAP 4460 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHZ and will feature 1 GB of RAM.
Sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution, the handset should run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, being therefore as technically ‘’gifted’’ as possible at the moment. On the other hand, that screen is far from ideal, with a lower resolution than a couple of the recently released or rumored high-end smartphones.
Other features include an 8 megapixel backside-illuminated rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording capabilities (kudos for that!), as well as a 1.3 MPx front-facing webcam (not too shabby either!), Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi.
On the other hand, the Huawei Ascend P1 S is set to only come with 4 GB of internal storage space, which if you ask me, is quite the disappointment!
Huawei will release two similar smartphones, according to official statements, with the Ascend P1 S being accompanied by the Ascend P1, an almost identical device in terms of tech specs and features, but a gadget set to come with a slightly sturdier body and a 0.3-inch thickness.
The two smartphones will be made available in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink color schemes in the second quarter of 2012 in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America at a yet to be specified date and for a yet to be announced price.
All in all, the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series looks pretty good on paper, except for two tiny details, and I suppose that if the Chinese producers will find the perfect price tag for it, the gadget should sell in decent numbers at least in Asia and Europe.