During the Mobile Asia Expo, Huawei took the wraps off two new handsets, the Huawei Ascend P1 TD-SCDMA and the Ascend P1 2600mAh XL (pictured above). These are basically modified versions of the international P1 that are headed China’s way with different radios and a larger battery, much like how the DROID RAZR MAXX was for the DROID RAZR. Starting with the TD-SCDMA version, this particular handset swapped out its WCDMA radios for the TD-SCDMA 3G which will is expected to be better suited for China’s 3G networks, and will be going on sale in June.
The P1 2600mAh XL version, as the name itself has probably implied, features a larger 2,600mAh battery on board. Given that the P1 features a rather slim body, we can only imagine that the additional battery will add to the thickness, but then again we’re sure that some would prefer a longer lasting phone than a thin phone that dies before the day is out. No word on how much XL version will cost, but it is expected to launch in the summer as well. Unfortunately at this point in time there is no mention as to whether we will be seeing the XL stateside, so we suggest you not get your hopes up just yet.Related articles: