Greetings from Las Vegas — well, almost anyways. As many of you know, our good buddy and Senior Editor, Stormy Beach is already out in there for the big shin dig we know as CES 2012. I’ll be on a plane headed that way in about 7 hours. For now, I’m here holding down the fort and we’ve just gotten word from Stormy after his meeting with Huawei about the company’s latest unveiling. Feast your eyes on the Huawei Ascend P1, the world’s slimmest smartphone.
The Huawei Ascend features a 4.3-inch super AMOLED 960 x 540 touchscreen, with Corning Gorilla Glass to keep the device safe from dings, dents and scratches. The P1 dimensions are 7.69mm x 54.8mm x 129mm; while the P1 S comes in at 6.68mm x 64.8mm x 129mm. Both devices are powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, and feature 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM. For imaging, the Huawei Ascend rocks an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and a 1.3-megapixel HD front-facer. The p1 has a 1670 mAh battery, while the P1 S is powered by a 1800 mAh battery.
Both devices feature Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, and will be available in Europe in March. The Huawei Ascend P1 and P1 S should be available in the United States this summer, though there is no word yet on which carriers will offer the device, or how much it will cost.
And to think, CES hasn’t even officially kicked off yet…. Stay tuned all week, folks. We’re going to be up to our ears in electronics and we’ll be sharing every juicy detail with you as soon as we get it.