Huawei have today released their first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Ascend W1. It’s 10.15 mm thin and features a 4-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor which is 1.2 GHz dual-core and has a 1950 mAh battery which boasts 470 hours of stand by time. According to Huawei, the stand by time is the longest among all other smartphones in its class. The design of the phone is inspired by tropical islands and comes in bold colours such as blue, red, black and white.
“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. “The addition of the Ascend W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. At a price that makes sense to consumers, Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”
The Ascend W1 will be available in China and Russia later this month with other selected countries following shortly after.