One of Huawei’s 2012 range, the Ascend P1S will not make it to the UK or Europe the manufacturer has confirmed, quoting the price of the smartphone versus cheaper competition as one of the reasons for delaying the launch of the world’s slimmest smartphone.
The Ascend P1S, part of Huawei’s Ascend Platinum range, is quoted at being just 6.68mm thick, making it the world’s thinnest smartphone to date and with features like a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with qHD (960×540 pixels) resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 8 megapixel camera inside the super slim profile, the P1S looks set to possibly confined to a late/non-existent launch.
The P1S’ slightly thicker brother, the P1 is still set for a July launch in Europe, with Germany likely to be the initial launch destination; versus its slimmer brother, the P1 measures in at 7.69 mm which is slim in itself, whilst featuring a similar specs list. The P1 is set for a €450 sim-free launch price, which is the equivalent of around £400 in the UK once taxes and subsidies are taken into consideration.
We’re still waiting on news of the P1 and D-Quad release dates in the UK, but rest assured we’ll bring you the news as soon as it breaks.
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