LAS VEGAS—Texas Instruments Inc. has scored another major Android smartphone design win, with Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei announcing Monday (Jan. 9) that its Ascend P1 S device would run on a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 Cortext-A9 CPU.
In a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Huawei unveiled the Ascend and billed it as the world's slimmest Android smartphone, at just 6.68mm thick.
Sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD 960 x 540 pixel Gorilla glass touchscreen, the phone also boasts two cameras, an 8 megapixel BSI camera on the back able to shoot in 1080p and a 1.3 megapixel HD camera on the front, capable of 720p video.
TI is Google's official partner for Google's Ice Cream Sandwich, meaning the Ascend will come with Android 4.0 straight out of the box.
The phone comes with 1GB of RAM with 4GB of ROM and will be launched with quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as pentaband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA.
Available in three colors—black, white and pink—the phone will represent Huawei's first big push into the U.S. market, and will also be available in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Australia, the Middle East, and China starting in April.
TI's fourth-generation OMAP, implemented at 45-nm, has been racking up design wins in recent months, including Motorola's Droid RAZR, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, and several others.