It seems CES was all about devices running Google’s Android. However, Huawei also unveiled a device running Windows Phone 8, the Ascend W1. Unlike its Android devices, this WP8 handset was discreetly launched.
Upon finding what’s under the hood, we now know why Huawei was being so discreet. The handset comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD support, NFC, a 5-megapixel primary camera, a 4-inch WVGA display, and a 1950mAh battery. It’s clear that there’s nothing to get excited about handset.
Despite these unimpressive specs, there is one reason to get the phone. It has classified as an entry-level handset, meaning you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg getting your hands on the phone. However, if you were looking for something like the Nokia Lumia 920, it’s best that you look elsewhere.
If you’re interested in this budget blower, it will be coming to the UK via O2. We are yet to hear if any other network operator will be offering the phone, but we’ll keep you updated once we hear more. It is expected to hit shops on the first quarter of 2013.
Since the phone is an entry-level device, we hope the Ascend W1 will have a price tag below £150. Otherwise, we doubt anyone will even try purchasing the Windows Phone 8-powered handset.
Do you find the entry-level Windows Phone 8-powered Huawei Ascend W1 interesting, or were you hoping for a WP8 superphone? Let us know what’s on your mind through a comment below.