Huawei Brings the Ascend P1 to the US as a Contract-Free Device Through Amazon

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If you’ve been trying to grab a Huawei Ascend P1 and use it here in the US, you can now do just that. Thanks to Huawei offering it through Amazon for just $450 unlocked and contract free. But the Ascend P1 does not have LTE, which could be a deal breaker for some. Also it features a dual-core 4.3-inch display which is going to give it a hard time at competing with the Nexus 4. Especially when the Nexus 4 is $100 cheaper, but its almost impossible to get one right now.

The Huawei Ascend P1 was announced back in January 2012, and made available in May 2012. It’s got some okay looking specs, nothing that will really jump out and beg you to buy it though. Here’s a quick recap of the specs on the Ascend P1:

  • 4.3-inch display at 960×540 resolution
  • 1GB RAM
  • Dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor
  • 4GB internal storage; with micro SD card slot
  • 8MP rear-facing camera; 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 1670mAh battery
  • Launched with Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich

Is the Huawei Ascend P1 a good enough phone for you? Let us know in the comments below. We’ve got the full press release below from Huawei.

Huawei’s Ascend P1 Launches in U.S.

Super thin Huawei Ascend P1 comes with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 ICS OS

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced an unlocked version of the Huawei Ascend P1 is available to U.S. consumers through Amazon.com. The Huawei Ascend P1 comes equipped with 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and is one of the fastest models in class, capable of handling 3D games effectively.

“The Ascend P1 is perfect for consumers looking to get the most out of their device,” said Michael Chuang , Executive Vice President of Huawei Device USA. “Whether it’s for playing games, streaming music and videos, or sharing multimedia in the home or workplace, the Ascend P1 offers unparalleled performance and a truly unique mobile experience.”

The Ascend P1 offers users a movie theatre-quality cinematic experience with its super AMOLED, 4.3 inch screen and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound System. In addition, at only 7.69 mm thick, the Huawei Ascend P1 is one of the thinnest smartphones on the market. The 64.8 mm frame allows the Ascend P1 to sit comfortably in the user’s palm, giving them the ability to navigate all the phone’s features with a single hand.

The Huawei Ascend P1 is available online at Amazon.com for $449.99.

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