The entry-level handset should become official at CES 2013
Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei is getting ready for the launch of its own Windows Phone 8 devices, one of which has been long rumored to be the Ascend W1, apparently the one that can be seen in the photos attached to this article.The phone has been seen before photographed all dressed up in cyan, and is now available for your viewing pleasure in a white flavor as well.
Apparently, the same as other mobile phone makers out there, Huawei too has chosen to dress its Windows Phone 8 devices in a variety of color flavors, as the new photos available with the device, courtesy of Twitter user Arkady Markaryan, show.
The smartphone is expected to make an official appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early 2013, yet there’s no specific info available on when the device might hit shelves.
However, rumor has it that Huawei might have it available for purchase in various markets in Asia and Europe, while also planning its release in the United States on the network of T-Mobile.
The smartphone reportedly packs a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen display, as well as a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, complemented by 512MB of RAM.
Huawei’s Ascend W1 is also said to sport 4GB of internal memory, along with a 2000mAh battery for extended usage time, a 5-megapixel photo snapper, and a 0.3MP camera on the front to enable video calling.
Clearly, the device might be launched as an entry-level smartphone, though its specs list is still going to impress budget-friendly users, that’s for sure.
For those out of the loop, we should note that Huawei was also rumored to plan the launch of an Ascend W2 smartphone, which was spotted online not too long ago, and which will become the company’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, it seems.