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Deal: £170 Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone

Expansys has slashed the price of the Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone down to £170. The device is still one of the thinnest handsets on the market at 7.7mm, which is a mere 1.52mm thicker (25 per cent) than the Huawei Ascend P6 launched last week.

The handset runs on a dual-core TI OMAP4460 system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 1,670mAh battery, a 4.3in Super AMOLED display with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass.

Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, a microSD card slot, microUSB but is only 3G. It doesn't support HSPA+ or 4G. You can still get the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE for around £250. The device is only 110g, comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front facing 1.3-megapixel model.

Huawei has layered its own user interface on top of the OS, Android 4.0 ICS but you can switch to Google's default UI fairly easily. Check out our review of the Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone here; it has been replaced by the Huawei Ascend P2, which was launched earlier this year.

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