Huawei Ascend W1 officially announced, company’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone

After being in the world of rumours, Huawei Ascend W1 officially announced by the company as the first Windows Phone 8 based smartphone at CES. The all new Ascend W1 feature a 10.15mm thin body design and spots 4-inch IPS LCD with WVGA resolution.

Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei Ascend W1

On announcing the Ascend W1, Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group said;

“Inspired and powered by people, the Ascend W1 is a combination of Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy and Windows Phone 8 software, bringing consumers a truly compelling alternative. The addition of the Ascend W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. At a price that makes sense to consumers, Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”

Huawei Ascend W1 feature a low reflective IPS LCD display with full lamination technology, the technology is claimed to result brilliant visibility under any lighting condition. Furthermore, the Ascend W1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 chipset with a dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 305 GPU.

For photography, the Ascend W1 packs with a 5MP auto-focus camera on the rear along with an LED flash and there is a VGA camera also present on the front. The rear camera is also capable to record videos with up to 720p resolution at 30fps. Huawei uses 1950mAh battery in the Ascend W1 for which the company claims to have 470 hours of standby time, the longest among all smartphones in its class.

Key specifications of Huawei Ascend W1:

  • 4-inch IPS LCD with WVGA resolution
  • 1.2GHz Krait processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for expansion
  • 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera
  • 1950mAh battery
  • Windows Phone 8 operating system
  • Dimensions: 124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight: 130g

Huawei Ascend W1 will be available in four color options as blue, red, black and white. The Ascend W1 will hit the markets in China and Russia from the month of January, this year, with Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries to follow.

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