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Huawei Ascend P1 S  (Source: Huawei)
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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RE: Thin...
By Reclaimer77 on 1/9/2012 1:20:44 PM , Rating: 1
Thin is good, but I'd rather have better battery life in an iPhone 4S-sized device than a thinner phone.

Without innovation you can't have advancement. Why are you viewing thin and battery life in mutually exclusive terms? If phones stay bulky there is no need to improve on battery technology because it's already "good enough". If the form factor changes to thinner phones, that will force advancements in power saving technology and batteries.

RE: Thin...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 1/9/2012 1:27:46 PM , Rating: 2
I think you're missing the point. Most Android phones with 4.3" and 4.5" screens are a lot taller and wider than the iPhone 4S.

I prefer my phones to have a small footprint, not a larger one. So the Length and Width dimensions to me are more important than a few millimeters in depth.

So if someone could make something as small as an iPhone 4S or Lumia 800 with some crazy battery life, I'm sold.

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