Huawei Debuts Its First Windows Phone, the Ascend W1
Huawei today officially announced the Ascend W1, its first foray into the Windows Phone business. The W1 runs Windows Phone 8 and features a 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 pixel display. The W1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, which is paired with 512MB of RAM and an Adreno 305 GPU for graphics performance. The W1 measures 10.15mm thick and has a 1,950mAh battery. Huawei claims its 470 hours of standby time is longer than any other Windows Phone. The W1 also includes a 5-megapixel main camera with a flash and a VGA user-facing camera. It inclues 4GB of on-board storage and supports microSD cards up to 32GB. It will be available in multiple colors. The Ascend W1 goes on sale in Russia and other countries later this month, and should reach the U.S. later this year. Pricing and carrier details were not provided.