Just three days ago we told you about the 6.7mm Fujitsu ES IS12F, the "world's thinnest smartphone." Now, in what must be record time, Huawei has taken that title with the new Ascend P1 S, which comes in at 0.02mm thinner (6.68mm) than the ES IS12F. Tough break, Fujitsu.

Unlike the ES IS12F, the Ascend P1 S doesn't slack in the spec department. It features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD (960x540) display with Gorilla Glass, a TI OMAP 4460 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, an SGX 540 graphics processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB built-in storage, 8 and 1.3MP rear and front cameras respectively, GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA bands, and Android 4.0.x, all powered by a 1670mAh battery.


Look! Vanilla!

If you're not into rail-thin phones, Huawei is also bringing a thicker version of the Ascend P1 S to the market, simply called the Ascend P1. The P1 differs from the P1 S only by adding a whopping 1.01mm to the body, making it 7.69mm (all of which is presumably taken up by its 1800mAh battery).

Both handsets will come in a variety of colors, including metallic black, ceramic white, and cherry-blossom pink, and are expected to land in North America, Australia, the Middle East, and China sometime in Q2 2012, though no pricing or carrier information has been announced at this time.

Update #1: Our hands-on photos and video.

Update #2: And here comes the PR:

Huawei Unveils World's Slimmest Smartphone

The Huawei Ascend P1 S features dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 4.3-inch super AMOLED touchscreen

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the world's slimmest smartphone today at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Huawei Ascend P1 S is 6.68mm thin and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960 x 540 touchscreen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass. The Ascend P1 S is also the fastest and most compact smartphone in its class with a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. 

"We're excited to unveil the world's slimmest smartphone here at CES 2012," said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. "The Ascend P1 S demonstrates our ongoing commitment to innovating high quality devices that utilize the latest hardware and software technologies."  

Huawei also unveiled the Ascend P1 which, as part of the same smartphone series, boasts the same functionality while measuring 7.69mm. Delivering the ultimate in elegance and speed with a 1670mAh/1800mAh battery, the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series provides the fastest multi-tasking, video replay and gaming experience in its class.

The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S series feature a super-sleek and narrow 64.8mm body, elegant contours and an effortlessly stylish design. The PPVD back cover coating evenly distributes heat, and provides a strong metallic, three-dimensional design with a delicate texture. The Ascend P1/P1 S is available in metallic black, ceramic white and cherry-blossom pink with more colors to come to match your personal style wherever you are, whatever you're doing.

The Ascend P1/P1 S brings your digital world to life with its impressive 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras with dual flash LED and HDR effect optimization. The Ascend P1/P1 S allows you to capture special moments in sharper, brighter and clearer detail both in light and dim environments. Relive your most memorable moments on the Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S with its stunning 1080p HD video-capture capabilities. Its high speed data connectivity through 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth and in-built social media capabilities enable you to instantly share your photos and videos via social media.

The Huawei Ascend P1/P1 S will be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Australia, Middle East, and China from April 2012.

[via The Unwired]

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  • http://www.miniphysics.com TheMini

    This is so much nicer looking than the fujitsu's phone. I'm so tempted now.

  • Hotmann

    Huawei knows what we want...Vanilla android! I would like to support them with my money when this is available in the US.

  • http://samsung.com Samsung

    You should look at the back cover of the phone. It's a Galaxy S II clone.

  • http://www.teamrou.com Phil Oakley

    This might just be my next phone.

    • http://www.teamrou.com Phil Oakley

      Although Europe isn't on that list of countries, may have to import it...

  • Spydie

    hard-wired keys at the bottom when we are getting ready for ICS? dumb... really dumb. I'm waiting to upgrade when phones start coming without the soft-keys pre-set. There are so many more possibilities the developers can use when taking full advantage of a true ICS screen. I'm guess I'm already too used to my Transformer Prime.

  • mastermind26

    What is the quality of these phones? I mean, are they on par with say japanese phones or US phones?
    Because what's the point of having ultra thin, if they're crap (build quality)?

  • slurms mckenzie

    its about time they started to bring out phones with ics preinstalled. huawei is stepping up there game big time. first they put up a beta ics rom and now they have a stock ics phone. i might just have to give them a chance from now on

  • http://android24.lt AnDroid

    Maybe someone knows what will be price of this perfect Android phone?