Huawei Ascend P1 S

A Preview of the Huawei Ascend P1 S

16th February 2012

The Huawei Ascend P1 S, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, is the world's skinniest smartphone at a wafer-thin 6.68mm thick.

You may think that its slender frame means Huawei will have had to cut back on specs, but thankfully, that isn't the case. Under the hood of the Ascend P1 S sits a powerful 1.5GHz?s dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, alongside the most up-to-date version of Google's OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This, paired with Huawei's own custom overlay, equips the phone with the usual array of pre-loaded features, including; a pull-down notifications menu, multiple homescreens, social networking apps and the Android Market. You'll be able to access these features via the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which boasts a 540 x 960 qHD resolution.

On the media side of things, the svelte Ascend P1 S manages to squeeze in an impressive 8 megapixel BSI camera with 1080p HD video smarts and HDR effect optimisation. This is coupled with a 1.3 megapixel videocall camera, which can also be used for unlocking the smartphone thank's to Android's new Face Unlock functionality.

Although it's full feature set is still to be confirmed, we already know that the Huawei Ascend P1 S will also tout Bluetooth, Dolby Sound, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity, up to 32GB of expandable storage and a 1800mAh battery.

The Huawei Ascend P1 S is expected to reach the UK in April 2012, although pricing details are still to be confirmed.

A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.

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Huawei Ascend P1 S Specifications


127.4mm x 64.8mm x 6.7mm


110 grams


Full capacitive touch screen

Type: Super AMOLED

Size: 4.3 inches

Resolution: 480 x 854


Keyboard: On-screen

Operating System

Android 4



Internal: 1GB

External: microSD up to 32GB


CPU: 1.5GHz Dual core

A-GPS with maps



Data Protocols



Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n



Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack

Data: Standard microUSB

Quad Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900



Bluetooth 3

A2DP for wireless stereo headsets



8.0 megapixel camera

Auto Focus and Dual LED Flash

1080p Video Recording

At 30 fps

Front facing camera with video calling



Social Networking Features

Twitter and Facebook Widgets

Email Access



Battery Capacity: 1800 mAh



Radio: FM with RDS

Audio supported formats

Playback: MP3, WAV, eAAC+

Recording: Supported

Video supported formats

Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264

Recording: Supported

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