Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Huawei Ascend W1 unveiled

Along with the Ascend Mate and the Ascend D2 which are Android phones, Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei joined the Windows Phone race with the announcement of the Huawei Ascend W1, the company's first WP8 smartphone, at the CES 2013.

The Ascend W1 packs a 4" IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait processor, Adreno 305 GPU  4GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB) and 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera with LED flash as well as a VGA camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and 3G connectivity, and is powered by a 1,950 mAh battery that Huawei claims has a 470 hour standby time. Of course, it will run on Windows Phone 8 OS.
It will be available in blue, red, black and white colors, and is set to be on shelves this month on its homeland China, Russia, as well as Europe, USA, and the Middle East. No pricing yet as of this time.