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.
The 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.