Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone Announced

In addition to the Ascend D2 that was unveiled at the CES in Las Vegas, Huawei has also announced its new Ascend W1 Smartphone that runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Huawei Ascend W1 SmartphoneThe Ascend W1 comes as a midrange smartphone, its equipped with a 4-inch IPS LCD display with a 480×800 resolution, the handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM, the Ascend W1 comes with 4GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 32GB.

Huawei also added a 5-megapixel camera on the rear panel and a front-facing VGA camera for video calling your friends. The Ascend W1 falls right in with the other midrange Windows Phone 8 smartphones available on the market, but Huawei made an extra effort to distinguish itself with a 1,950 mAh battery for extra long calling time.

The Ascend W1 will begin shipping in Russia and Asia this month, followed by more launches in other markets later this year.

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