Huawei’s Ascend P1 S might have to lose its position of being world’s slimmest smartphone to a new phone, from another Chinese tech maker named Oppo. The firm has teased a 6.65mm thin handset, which may also run Android. Indeed, with a thinner body, it will temporarily be the world’s thinnest smartphone. The Oppo handset may feature an aluminum exterior, a three-pin connector and a set of Android capacitive keys, says Engadget China. No further details about the phone are made available by its manufacturer.
Huawei Ascend P1 S is currently the world’s thinnest smartphone with a 6.7mm thin body. It was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 along with a sibling the Ascend P1. The device runs on a dual core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset sports a 4.3-inch qHD display that touts a Super AMOLED technology with 960 x 540 pixels.
What makes the Ascend P1 S unique is certainly its thin body. Before the Ascend P1 S, Motorola’s Droid RAZR had been enjoying the position with a 7.7mm body. Anyway, new developments in mobile market show that there will be many more ultra-thin devices in future. Companies like Samsung and Motorola may uncover some super thin products in future.
Even when Huawei touted its Ascend P1 S at CES 2012, it was sure that some phone would challenge the gadget. Many hoped that it would be by Samsung’s third generation Galaxy S 3, which is yet to be announced. But right now another Chinese handset maker has itself come down for a battle with the the Ascend P1 S.