Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei announced its global release plans for its Ascend P1 smartphone on Wednesday. It’s currently scheduled to arrive in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia in May, with Latin America, Europe and other markets to follow shortly thereafter. The Huawei Ascend P1 features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED (960 x 540) display, a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor, an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera, Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 surround sound and Android 4.0. Huawei didn’t discuss pricing, but with a its first markets less than a month away, we’d expect to hear something soon.


Huawei Announces Global Availability of the Ascend P1 – its Flagship Dual-Core Smartphone

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that the Huawei Ascend P1 will be available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Australia through operators and retailers by May 2012, in Latin America from June 2012 and in Europe from summer, with availability in other markets to follow.

“The global availability of the Ascend P1, which combines smart features and a sexy design, represents a significant milestone for Huawei Device. We are sending strong signals of our intention to transform into a consumer-facing brand and extend our market leadership globally by strengthening our range of flagship products. We are also expanding our sales and distribution channels to move beyond a focus on operators,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.

The Ascend P1 is beauty meets brains – proof that technology and good looks can go hand-in-hand. It features a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 processor and measures 7.69mm thin and 64.8 mm long, providing a very comfortable grip. With a 4.3-inch super AMOLED 960 x 540 touch screen with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, an 8-megapixel BSI rear-facing camera and Dolby Mobile 3.0 + 5.1 surround sound technology, the Ascend P1 provides a home theatre experience in the palm of your hands.