Huawei's Ascend P1 smartphone has finally landed in the U.S.
The device, which made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show last year and cleared regulatory hurdles all the way back in May, is available starting today on Amazon for $449. At that price, consumers will get it unlocked and be able to run it on AT&T or T-Mobile networks.
The handset comes with a 4.3-inch super AMOLED dislpay and 8-megapixel camera. The Ascend P1 is 7.69 mm thick, making it just slightly thicker than Apple's iPhone 5. The Android-based handset also comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and 5.1-channel Dolby Surround Sound support.
Huawei's device is one of the few high-end products from the company to actually make its way to the States. In most cases, Huawei's higher-end products never make it here.
In a review of the Ascend P1 earlier this year, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt awarded the handset three-and-a-half stars out of five, or a "very good" rating. Dolcourt liked the device's "great specs and striking design," but thought that its camera and call quality caused it to fall "short of its potential."