Huawei’s W1 Windows Phone 8 handset to be officially unveiled at CES 2013?
Last month, we told you that Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 handset would be released in China before the end of this year. However, it looks like the device won’t be available at all until next year.
WPdang reports that Huawei is planning to officially announce its WP8 device – seemingly called Ascend W1 – in January, during CES 2013.
Following the trend set by Nokia (and continued by HTC), Huawei intends to launch the W1 in several color versions, including blue, white, pink and black. The smartphone isn’t a high-end one, so it will be targeted at the same customers who might be interested in buying Nokia’s Lumia 820 / 822 / 810, or HTC’s 8S. From what we’ve heard until now, the Ascend W1 has a 4 inch display with 800 x 480 pixels, 5MP rear camera with Led flash, VGA front-facing camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.
As previously reported, the Huawei W1 should cost about $310 unlocked. It remains to be seen if the Chinese company manages to cut deals with major carriers around to world for the W1.
Let’s wait for CES 2013 to debut and see what happens. The Show will take place between January 8 and January 11 in Las Vegas, USA.