Huawei Ascend W1 to Compete with Lumia 620, HTC 8S

It will pack better hardware specs, a lower price tag

By on December 13th, 2012 11:31 GMT

Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei is gearing up for the launch of Windows Phone 8 devices, and it seems that its first such handset will prove a great competitor for smartphones such as Nokia Lumia 620 and Windows Phone 8S by HTC.

A leaked document that emerged over at WinP.cn shows that Ascend W1, which should be unveiled in early 2013, will come with specs that will put it in a better position than the aforementioned phones from Nokia and HTC.

The mobile phone will arrive on shelves with a 1.2GHz processor packed inside, faster than the rivals’, but complemented by the same 512MB of RAM.

Furthermore, it will sport 4GB of internal memory, most probably paired with a microSD memory card slot with support for additional storage space.

The handset will also feature a 4-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, and will be powered by a 2,000 mAh battery, larger than what the other two phones have to offer.

It will also feature a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back when made available, and a front camera for video calling, along with connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, NFC, and the like. The phone might be launched in blue, pink, white, and black colors, rumor has it.

According to WMPoweruser, the smartphone might prove more popular in China, Huawei’s homeland market, where local brands usually grab more market share if priced competitively.

This should be another strong selling point for the Window Phone 8 device, since rumor has it that it might arrive on shelves at 1,499 yuan ($240 / €183).

Huawei hasn‘t confirmed details on this device as of now, but it is expected to make the new Windows Phone 8 device official in early January during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more on this.

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