Huawei Unveils the Word’s Thinnest Smartphone

Everyone has been racing to reach the milestone of having the world’s most portable device, whether it be a tablet or a ultrabook. Today, Huawei announced the world’s thinnest smartphone: The Ascend P1S. Announced today at the CES, Huawei’s Ascend P1S is an astounding 6.68 in thinness (hey, it’s nothing near thick) and contains a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a SGX 540 GPU that powers a 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p video/a 1.3 MP front-facing camera capable of capturing 720p video, and 4 GB of internal storage. The Ascend P1S runs Google’s latest Android revision, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As you know, there is always some sort of limitation in a device so thin, and in this case it’s the usual lacking aspect of the battery. It’s not the worst battery in the world, but at 1670 mAh, it could be better. Fortunately, Huawei also announced a Ascend P1 that is nearly a twin of the P1S except for the fact that it features a 1800 mAh battery for those of you who will need the extra juice. Sadly, if you buy the P1 then you can no longer say “I have the world’s thinnest smartphone” because it’s a bit thicker at 7.69 mm.

When measured up to the competition, such as Motorola’s Droid Razr, the Ascend P1S is .42 mm thinner and the P1 is only .59 mm thicker — which isn’t bad, considering the great battery life it offers. Sadly, both phones lack Gorilla Glass 2 and only have its predecessor onboard.

Both devices will be coming to a carrier near you in Q2 of this year. Prices have not yet been announced.

Here’s a video of the P1S:


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