Kicked off the CES show with a number of Android-based devices unveiling, including Ascend D2 and Mate, the Chinese Electronics maker Huawei has also detailed its Windows Phone 8-running Ascend W1 Smartphone. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM 8230-3 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the 4-inch device packs an IPS display that offers a WVGA (800 x 480p) resolution. Along with a 5MP auto-focus rear shooter, there’s also a front-facing snapper for video calling. The 4GB ROM and 512MB RAM-equipped handset houses a silly 1950 mAh battery. Thankfully, users can augment MicroSD card slot, for expandable storage up to 32GB.
Usual connectivity including WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC are also present inside the Huawei’s W1, complemented by built-in GPS receiver, and the usual set of sensors. The phone will go on sale this Month in China and Russia, with Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries to follow later this year. Thoughts?