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