The World's Slimmest Phone Huawei Ascend P1 S

The Huawei Ascend P1 S measures in at a teeny 6.68mm at its thinnest point (ignore the security tag in our pic) and offers a snappy dual-core 1.5GHz processor alongside a not-too-big-not-too-​small 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. A beautifully bright screen, but with a 960x540 resolution, not quite up to the quality of the 720p screens we’ve been more used to recently.

The slim body of the P1 S hasn’t meant a scaling back in connectivity, and the Huawei handset features both micro USB and microSD ports. The latter is much needed due to the rather small 4GB on-board storage, but its expandability potential makes this less of an issue.

Another big selling point for the P1 S is the fact that it will ship with Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich, something that many other handsets are not. The handset we saw seemed to be running a vanilla version of 4.0, but we’d expect Huawei will be adding some of its own tweaks before shipping.

The back of the handset houses an eight-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and when testing it out, we noticed it the camera app offered added extras such as an HDR mode iPhone users may be used to and face detection.

The Huawei P1 S has a fully plastic shell and, while it feels sturdy enough, we’re much more keen on the more premium materials we’ve seen in handsets from Nokia, HTC and Apple. Perhaps this will be reflected in the price, but this is yet to be seen.

Huawei says that it plans to ship the Ascend P1 S in Europe in April, although we’re yet to hear from any carriers confirming this. We’ll bring you more news as we get it, but in the meantime leave us your comments below.

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