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Huawei Ascend W1 is company’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone

Huawei has announced its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone the Huawei Ascend W2, which will debut with O2 UK.

Officially unveiled at CES 2013, the new phone features a modest spec list but based on Huawei’s track record, with phones such as the Huawei Ascend G330, it is likely to be very modestly priced.

“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” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group

Huawei Ascend W1 Specs
The Huawei Ascend W1 is no Samsung Galaxy S4 toppler but its tech specs suggest a phone that will be more than capable with day to day smartphone duties. It start with a 4in screen that houses 480 x 800 pixels under which is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 processor – that’s a 1.2GHz dual-core chip with Adreno 305 graphics . It will also have a 1950mAh battery, which should prove enough to keep the phone going for about a day but will unlikely make this a record breaker in this regard.

Available in blue, red black and white, the Ascend W1 will have a 5megapixel camera with LED flash and just 4GB of onboard memory but a microSD slot that supports cards up to 32GB help boost this phone’s potential.

Huawei Ascend W1 Release Date and Price
Although not likely to set the smartphone world alight, the Huawei Ascend W1 is one to keep an eye out for if you’re looking for a low cost Windows Phone 8 mobile. It’ll be arriving in blue and ruby-pink through O2 in Q1 2013.

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