CES 2012: Huawei Reveals World’s Thinnest Smartphone
January 9, 2012 11:24 AM
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Huawei Ascend P1 S
Thin is in this year
Thin is in. Whether it is flat-panel TVs, Ultrabooks, or smartphones, everyone is scrambling to make thinner devices. Huawei Technologies, a Chinese company primarly known for its budget smartphones offerings, is stepping up to the plate today with what they claim is the world thinnest smartphone.
The Ascend P1 S measures just 6.68mm think and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (960x540). It also is packin' a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor. Other features include an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 1670 mAh battery, and requisite Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/3G support. If you were hoping to get LTE on such a thin device, you're going to have to look elsewhere.
For those keeping score, the
Motorola Droid Razr measures 7.1mm thick
Huawei also announced the "standard" Ascent P1, which has all of the same features as the Ascend P1 S but measures in a thicker 7.69mm and includes a larger 1800 mAh battery. Both phones are running Ice Cream Sandwich.
“We’re excited to unveil the world’s slimmest smartphone here at CES 2012,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. “The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilize the latest hardware and software technologies.”
Both the Ascend P1 S and the Ascend P1 will be available worldwide this April.
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1/9/2012 12:10:51 PM
Larger area allows for thinner profile at comparable volume.
The iphone has a rather small display, for those who prefere a 4+ screen the device gets a bit bulky without making it a bit slimmer.
1/9/2012 1:17:05 PM
I think that was kind of my point. I'm not a big fan of these supersize smartphones (wide and long). I actually prefer the relatively compact dimensions of my iPhone 4S. I wouldn't pitch a fit if it were 4" in the same form-factor, however.
I just happen to like the small, easy to grasp body the way it is; I just wish it had greater battery life.
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