Huawei vs. Motorola: New Ascend P1S Skinnier than Droid RAZR

Android Police Huawei today announces the thinnest smartphone in the world, the Ascend P1 S. It is .04 inches thinner than the previous record holder, the recently released Motorola Droid RAZR. Check out this great hands-on video from our friends at Android Police and get more on the specs on both Android 4 smartphones due April. Click the story for the specs.

Las Vegas: Huawei in Las Vegas this morning showed off two new super-thin 4.3-inch smartphones — both as thin as or even thinner than the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ics)-powered Motorola Droid RAZR, the previous record holder. The Huawei P1 S, they say, is now the thinnest in the world at .26 inches, fully .04 inches thinner than the RAZR.

Splitting hairs, maybe, but thin is so in at this year’s CES. The thinnest tablet yet — Lenovo’s Android 4.0 ICS based S2-10 — debuted at the show here yesterday.

Check out the hands-on demo below — excellently handled this morning by one of our favorite geeks over at Android Police.

The video has most of the detail you’ll need, but here’s the top line on the specs.

Both phones, to be priced at around $400, run Android 4.0x ICS and will arrive in April, reps said this morning at their Vegas press conference. The models are mostly identical, covered in metal cases, but the lower-end P1 is thicker — 0.3 inches, the same as the Motorola Droid RAZR. Included:

  • CPU 1.5 GHz dual core OMAP A9 from Texas Instruments
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Display: 4.3-inch, 940 x 560 pix SuperAMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass
  • HSPA+ 4G connectivity
  • Cameras: 8 megapixel rear-facing and 1.3mp front-facing cameras.
  • Support: MHL-HDMI, DLNA
  • Accelerometer and Gyrosensor inside