Huawei Ascend W1 with 4-inch display, Windows Phone 8 announced

Huawei has finally announced the Ascend W1, the company’s first Windows Phone 8 device. This has a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS LCD display with OGS Technology that reduces the light consumption to make the screen brighter and more vivid, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 305 GPU. It has a 5 MP auto focus camera at the back with LED flash and a 0.3 MP front-facing camera. It has a 1950 mAh battery with unique power saving technology to save 30% of power. It was expected back in September, but it was delayed and was confirmed for CES 2013 in December.

Huawei Ascend W1 Specifications

  • 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) WVGA IPS LCD display
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 processor with Adreno 305 GPU
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash, 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 10.15 mm thick and weighs 130g
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 3G HSPA+ (21 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS
  • 1950 mAh battery with 630 minutes talk time and 470 hours standby
The Huawei Ascend W1 comes in blue, red, black and white colors. It would go on sale in Russia and Asia starting this month, and global roll out after that. No details about the price yet.


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