For Tru users in Australia, the long wait for the Huawei Ascend P1 is almost over. The 4.3-inch 1.5GHz Ascend P1 will be arriving in Australia by next month. The SIM-Free/unlocked version of the device is, of course, needed to access the Tru SIM network, but Tru App users can use any version.
You might remember the “world’s slimmest smartphone” from its appearance on TruTower’s pages way back in January. Since then, very little substantial information has been found regarding the device or its release date until now.
Huawei also intends to release the device this summer in Europe. No word on when exactly it will reach Tru users in the U.S.
The official press release:
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.