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Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone on pre-order for £252

The Huawei Ascend P1, which was launched back in January 2012, is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market at 7.69mm. (Read our featured article listing some of the thinnest handsets on the planet.) It is currently available on pre-order from Handtec for just £252.

It comes with a 4.3in Super AMOLED display with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, a dual-core TI OMAP4460 system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, an 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI technology with HDR, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with Huawei’s own UI), a 1,670mAh battery, DNLA compatibility, dual microphone noise reduction (with Dolby Mobile 3.0+ combined with the Dolby Digital Plus Decoder) and an MHL-HDMI connection.

At 110g and with a width of 64.8mm, it sports a rather thin bezel, on par with the likes of the Motorola Razr i and M.

Unfortunately, however, the model on offer is not the LTE version which recently launched on UK’s EE 4G network. Check out our review of the Huawei Ascend P1.

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