Huawei kind of restarted the whole “thinnest smartphone in the world” craze last year when it unveiled the Ascend P1 S. That device held on to the title for a while, but it’s been one-upped over and over again until today – most recently by the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra that was announced during CES just a few days ago.
But it looks like the Alcatel won’t be able to hold on to the crown for long, for Huawei is set to present the Ascend P1′s successor, which will be even thinner.
Sure, the Chinese company may have unveiled the Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate at CES, but apparently it plans to make a big reveal at Mobile World Congress next month too. We’ve been wondering what would be left to show at the world’s biggest mobile event, and now we know.
Huawei boss Richard Yu told Engadget that an Ascend P smartphone would be shown then, and it will be thinner than 6.45 mm. That’s how thin the One Touch Idol Ultra is, so the new Huawei handset will clearly take its “thinnest smartphone” title away.
What’s more, the new device (which will probably be called Ascend P2) will have a metallic body, as opposed to its predecessor’s plastic. That should make it even more desirable to prospective customers, undoubtedly.
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