Huawei Ascend W1 with Windows Phone 8 to be announced on September 25?

Remember how we told you that Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 handset would be released before the end of the year? Well, we now have a name for the upcoming smartphone: Huawei Ascend W1.

Chinese website Winp is reporting that Huawei will officially announce the Ascend W1 next week, on September 25. The handset should hit the shelves in November or December, for around 2,000 CNY (hence a bit over $310). Europe, the US and China are the markets where Huawei intends to sell it.

There are no photos of the Ascend W1 for now, but it’s said that it would be released in four color versions: white, black, blue, and pink.

At $310, the Huawei Ascend W1 will be half cheaper than Nokia’s Lumia 820 (which, of course, is cheaper than the Lumia 920). So Huawei will target budget-conscious users with the W1. It remains to be seen how many of these it manages to sell (the company’s Android smartphones are doing very well, but that doesn’t guarantee the success of its WP8 handsets, too).

Via WMPowerUser

Author: Florin

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  • Truitt Dill

    Im assuming this will be for low end markets so it wont necessarily be in direct competition with phones like lumia 920 and ativ s?