Huawei has decided to give its Ascend W1 Smartphone a complete make-over specially for the African market and dubbed the Windows Phone 4Afrika. The 4Afrika is Microsoft’ initiative to help improve the global competitiveness of the continent of Africa, and the software giant has partnered with Huawei to bring Windows Phone to African market.
It is basically a customized version of the Ascend W1, the phone comes with features such as “a customized Store in Store with a variety of applications and exclusive content including those built and designed by Africans for Africans”. Other than its software add-ons, it features the same 4-inch IPS touchscreen display with a 800×480 pixel resolution, a 5-megapixel main camera with auto-focus plus a front-facing VGA camera.
The Windows Phone 4Afrika is powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core SnapDragon S4 MSM8230 processor and Adreno 305 graphics chip, it also comes with a 1730mAh battery that provides up to 420 hours of standby time and up to 560 minutes of talk time on 3G.
Huawei’s 4Afrika Windows Phone will be available in Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa towards the later part of the 1st Quarter 2013. The phone will be available in the colors of black, white, red and blue, no pricing details were unveiled.