Huawei unveiled the Ascend W1, their first Windows Phone 8 device, earlier this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2013. We got some hands-on time with the device. The Ascend W1 has a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS LCD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 305 GPU.
There is a 0.3MP front-facing camera at the at top along with an LED notification light. Since the display is shiny, it is prone to finger prints.
There are the usual back, home and search capacitive touch buttons below the display.
At the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack and a metal power button.
On the right, there is a dedicated camera key.
The volume rocker is present on the left.
There is a 5 MP auto focus camera with LED flash at the back along with Huawei branding below that. There is a large speaker grill at the bottom part along with Windows Phone branding. The phone has 3G HSPA+ (21 Mbps) support, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and optional NFC support. It packs a 1950 mAh battery.
The back cover has nice patterns. The Huawei Ascend W1 comes in range of colors including blue, red, black and white, as you can see from the images. Here is the complete gallery.
Srivatsan also contributed to this report, with inputs from Varun and Parth.