Huawei the week officially announced its first Windows 8 smartphone , the Ascend W1. The handset was showcased at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, and although it may not be as intriguing as Huawei’s other top-end devices unveiled during the event, the Ascend W1 might be an interesting option for those who want a taste of Window 8 software. Huawei did not reveal when the phone will be available.
What do we know about Huawei Ascend W1
The Huawei Ascend W1 is a mid- to low-range device that resembles a bit the Nokia Lumia 620. Is will be available in black, white, blue and red, will weight 4.59-ounces (130g) and measure 4.90-inch x 2.5-inch x 0.4-inch (124.5 mm x 63.5 mm x 10.15 mm). The phone will come with a 4-inch IPS LCD touch screen with OGS Technology and WVGA (800 x 480) resolution, 5 megapixel AF rear-facing camera with flash LED and 0.3 MP front-facing camera.
A 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 processor will be driving the device together with Adreno 305 for graphics performance, and there will be 512 MB of RAM. The handset offers 4 GB of internal memory for your content with optional expansion up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The Ascend W1’s 1950 mAh battery, according to manufacturer, should provide up to 630 minutes talk time and up to 470 hours standby time, which according to Huawei, is longer than any other Windows Phone.
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