Huawei Launches Its 1st Windows 8 smartphone, Huawei Ascend W1



Huawei has launched its first windows phone 8 based smartphone called Huawei Ascend W1. Huawei has showcased the smartphone at the ongoing Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, USA.

Huawei Launches Its 1st Windows 8 smartphone, Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei Ascend W1 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor and runs on Windows Phone 8 based smartphone. It features a 4 inch WVGA IPS LCD display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

It comes with 512 MB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU for better graphics. Internal storage of the smartphone is 4 GB that is expandable up to 32 Gb via microSD card.

It comes with 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording ability.

Huawei Device UK and Ireland Executive Vice President Mark Mitchinson said: “Windows Phone 8 is tremendously exciting in terms of both its functionality and the practical benefits it delivers. With the Ascend W1, Huawei has created a product to put this fresh smartphone experience within reach of a much wider audience. O2’s record of championing innovative brands and technologies is remarkable, and we are delighted to partner with it for launch of the Ascend W1 in the UK.”

It is packed with 1950mAh battery that claims to give 470 hours of standby time

Key Specifications of Huawei Ascend W1

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4-inch IPS LCD screen with 480×800 resolution
  • 4GB internal storage, can be expanded up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 1,950 mAh battery

It will be first launch in China and Russia by the end of this month and then for other markets.