Huawei announces global availability of the Ascend P1. The phone is priced at $475 in China

A few weeks ago, we told you that the Huawei Ascend P1 would become available starting this month. Today, the handset has been launched in China, being officially priced at 2,999 CNY (about $475).

In addition, Huawei has announced that the P1 would be released in other markets (including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia) “by May 2012” – thus before the end of April. Europe and Latin America will get the device, too, but only starting June.

Measuring 127.4 x 64.8 x 7.69 mm, the Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the thinnest smartphones ever made. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with 960 x 540 pixels and Gorilla Glass, 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor, Dolby Mobile sound, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8MP backside illuminated rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of ROM.

“The global availability of the Ascend P1, which combines smart features and a sexy design, represents a significant milestone for Huawei Device.  We are sending strong signals of our intention to transform into a consumer-facing brand and extend our market leadership globally by strengthening our range of flagship products. We are also expanding our sales and distribution channels to move beyond a focus on operators,” declared Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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