Amid the numerous other announcements today, lesser known low-end smartphone manufacturer Huawei quietly announced their P1 S Android smartphone. While it doesn't seem to be getting the same press as other devices for some reason, it actually looks like a very good (if a bit generic) device.
Its one unique claim to fame, at least for now, is that is one of the thinnest devices out. The 6.68mm chassis even beats out the Fujitsu Arrow, which if released would have held the title at 7.1mm (same as the DROID RAZR).
Realistically, though, millimeters don't matter as much as the hard specs. Fortunately, the P1 S pulls its own weight there as well, packing a dual-core 1.5GHz TI processor, 1GB of RAM, SGX540 graphics, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash as well as a 1.3MP front camera, 1800 mAh battery, and a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display.
Making this device even better is the OS Huawei chose to power it. Gone are the annoying custom UIs, and installed is a perfectly clean and updated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If nothing else, I would certainly consider buying this phone just for that.
True, it may not have the greatest specifications of the devices being announced at CES. However, Huawei makes a respectable showing with one of their first ventures into the premium market. Its not groundbreaking, but the hardware looks good, and then there is the perfectly stock Ice Cream Sandwich.
So, if for some reason the Galaxy Nexus doesn't suit your fancy, I would certainly consider waiting for the P1's release in Q2 this year.[Washington Post]