Huawei Ascend P1 S breaks world’s thinnest smartphone record

And the P1’s 1.5GHz dual-core processor gives it the power to measure up to the big guns of the smartphone world

Take that Galaxy S II! Huawei’s Ascend P1 S has just smashed the record for world’s thinnest smartphone with a slender profile that measures just 6.68mm at its thinnest point.

But the 4.3in AMOLED smartie isn’t shirking its duties in the power stakes – the Ascend P1 S is smuggling a dual-core 1.5GHz processor in that dainty shell, based on a TI Cortex A9 chip, to speed through its Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) tasks.

Also hidden beneath the Ascend P1 S’s Gorilla Glass screen are an SGX 540 graphics processor, an 1800mAh battery (that Huawei claims will knock the socks off Android competitors), 1GB RAM and 5.1 Dolby Mobile 3.0 surround sound.

The Huawei Ascend P1 S has a brace of HD cameras. There’s a whopping 8MP snapper on the back (with full HD video capture and dual-LED flash) and a 1.3MP front facer that also brags HD rights – it’s able to shoot vids at 720p.

A partner phone – the Huawei Ascend P1 – is slightly bulkier (but still under 8mm thick) and we can expect that to land at a slightly lower price.

Huawei says the Ascend P1 S will be released in Europe before the end of March for around US$400 (£260). That’s the best deal we’ve seen in smartphone town for, well, ever.

So, Samsung, what’ve you got?

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