Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei showed off what it said was the world’s thinnest smartphone on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The sleek Ascend P1 is just 6.68 mm thick and boasts an 11 cm screen and a dual core 1.5GHz processor.
The handset runs on the latest version of Google’s Android operating system and according to Huawei chairman Richard Yu boasts battery life that’s 30 per cent superior than that of its competitors thanks to the company’s two decades of experience in developing mobile infrastructure.
The high-end phone, which will retail for some 400 dollars in the US, Asia and Europe starting in April, are also equipped with front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Mobile 3.0 Plus 5.1 surround sound.
“Now you can take your home theatre music system away with you — a really fantastic user experience,” Yu boasted. The phone also features a nifty bit of camera software that can automatically take five shots of a group of people and select the best image of each person to merge into one single image.