CHINESE TECHNOLOGY FIRM Huawei has announced that its skinny Ascend P1 handset will be coming to the UK in early August.
Measuring just 7.7mm thick, the smartphone will be available through the Vodafone network, where it will be free on tariffs from £26 per month. Huawei has hinted that it will also be available SIM free, but there's no word on pricing yet.
Despite its super-slim design, the Ascend P1 features a reasonably sized 4.3in 540x960 resolution touchscreen and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It also has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP webcam, DLNA, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and up to 32GB of expandable memory.
Huawei Device UK and Ireland EVP Mark Mitchinson said, "The Ascend P1 demonstrates, yet again, that Huawei is dedicated to launching beautifully designed smartphones without compromise.
"The Ascend P1 stands alongside the most compelling Android devices in the market, affording a genuine and rich mobile experience at every turn.
"It offers real differentiation in a market that's crying out for change and increased value. The Ascend P1 puts unmatched smartphone firepower into the hands of the mass market, and demonstrates that world-beating technology does not have to come at a premium." µ