The Huawei W1, also known as Ascend W1, is the company’s first Windows Phone 8 handset. The device was introduced at CES 2013 and has already been launched in various markets, except the US. however, this will change very soon. Huawei revealed that it will offer the W1 to American customers later this month. You will be able to purchase the phone from Walmart online store and in “select” physical stores. The Huawei W1 will arrive at the US shore unlocked and in prepaid form. Neither Huawei nor Walmart disclosed how much the phone will cost, but promised that its price will be competitive to other similar offerings.
Huawei W1 Windows Phone 8 Smartphone
The Huawei W1 features a 4-inch IPS touch screen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The handset is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz MSM8230 processor paired with 512 MB of RAM. The phone offers 4 GB of internal memory, however most of it is taken up by the OS, with only 1.7 GB available for user. Luckily, there is a microSD card slot compatible with up to 32 GB cards, so you will have enough room for your content.
Like most smartphones today, the Huawei W1 is equipped with two cameras. The 5 megapixels main shooter comes with autofocus, LED flash and 720p HD video capture. The front-facing camera has a VGA resolution. Despite of the mid-range specs, Huawei W1’s strong point is its 1,950 mAh battery with built-in power-saving technology. According to the manufacturer, it can deliver up to 7.5 hours talk time and up to 320 hours standby time.
source: Windows Phone Blog