The Huawei Ascend P1 is coming to the U.K. next month, and it will be available on Vodafone with a two-year contact at just £26 (approx. $41) per month — with nothing to pay upfront. The device comes with Android Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, and measures just 7.9mm thick.
At that price, the Ascend P1 is clearly aiming to give budget conscious handsets from the likes of ZTE — such as the ZTE Grand X which was announced yesterday — something to worry about. And at £5 (approx. $7.84) a month cheaper, the Ascend P1 is beginning to look like the better option. Its specifications also give it the edge.
In addition to its 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display at 960 x 540, the Ascend P1 boasts a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera with full 1080p high-definition video recording, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. It also features HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, and a 1,670 mAh battery.
Vodafone will have the Ascend P1 from early August, and we’re expecting other carriers to announce the handset by then, too. If you’re in the market for a capable Android smartphone that isn’t going to break the bank, you should certainly be taking a look at the Ascend P1.