So far, thin has been the keyword for this year CES. We have seen the world thinnest tablet and ultrabook, and now Huawei has revealed an Android smarpthone that claims to be the world slimmest.
Both new Huawei (P1 and P1 S) smartphones have 4.3" Super AMOLED display resolutions of qHD (540 x 960),with Gorilla Glass on top. The Ascend P1 and Ascend P1 S are powered by the same TI OMAP 4460 chipset with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 1.5 GHz processor and a PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip and run the latest and greatest Android 4.0 ICS.
On the back there are 8 MP sharpshooters with Backside illuminated sensors for better low-light performance, dual-LED flashes, HDR effects and 1080p video capture. The duo also packs 1.3 MP front-facing cameras with 720p video capabilities.
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It should come as no surprise that this device was all but overlooked at CES 2012 as its predecessor, the Casio GZone has not exactly seen its fair share of press or success in the market That said, this device has a few one-ups on its predecessor, including perhaps most importantly the "G-Shock" branding, straight off Casio ultra-popular wristwatch line by the same name. The G-Shock smartphone will be running Android, has a camera on the back, and will likely be near-impossible to break.
For those of you that love hardcore electronics, congratulations, you have found the king of the crop. At the moment this prototype is said to be shock resistant up to 10 feet, water resistant up to 1.0 bar, and pressure resistant up to 1.0 bar.
This week it is time to get serious about quad-cores, LG X3 is the device you see in the image above. This device has the fabulous NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor inside, working with a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 pixel resolution display, and all the while working with a profile that is under 9mm.
This device is set to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box as all good 2012 smartphones coming with Android should, so says the source leaking this image and the details that come with it. The rear facing and front facing camera sizes come as no surprise at 1.3 megapixels and 8 megapixels, and storage inside the device is said to be 16GB. Inside it also got a 21Mbps HSPA for connectivity along with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Reports of Facebook working on making their own mobile phone is coming out AGAIN. The latest report came from The New York Times who have spoken to several Facebook employees and engineers who have been briefed on the plans.
Facebook is currently working on a Facebook phone, which it plans to launch next year and this time it is going to be more than just a button to launch the app. For this the company has also hired more than half a dozen software and hardware engineers who formerly worked at Apple on the iPhone and iPad.
According to NYT, Zuckerberg feels that Facebook should make its own phone or it will end up being just an app. Having their own phone will also be a source of revenue, something that the free apps cannot achieve.