Huawei to release world’s slimmest smartphone


Ascend handset duo set for release in the UK in early Q3, backed by a multi-million pound marketing campaign

Huawei will release the Ascend P1 S handset in the UK in early Q3, which to date is the world’s slimmest smartphone at 6.68mm thick. It will be released alongside the P1, which is 7.69mm thick.

Both are powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and run off the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

They boast eight-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing HD cameras with dual LED flash. Video is also captured in HD.

Huawei UK executive vice president Mark Mitchinson said: “These are extremely stylish and powerful devices, which we expect to become available to UK consumers from early Q3. Huawei’s P1 series will be backed in the UK by a multi-million pound marketing campaign.”