Huawei’s W1 Windows Phone 8 handset to cost less than $200?

Initially expected to be officially unveiled in September, the Huawei Ascend W1 (the company’s first Windows Phone 8 handset) won’t be ready for an announcement until January.

Huawei is planning to introduce the W1 at CES 2013 (January 8 – January 11). Until then, Greek website Techblog has managed to spend some time with it. They’ve uploaded a video on YouTube, but this is no longer available. According to what’s been said in the video, the Huawei W1 could be priced at under $200.

We’ve previously heard that the smartphone wouldn’t cost more than $300, but less than $200 might be a bit hard to believe. Still, Huawei is really good at making inexpensive handsets, so it could pull this off – especially since the W1 isn’t a high-end device.

As reported several times before, the Huawei W1 comes with a 4.3 inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera, 512MP of RAM, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It will be released in various color versions, including blue, white, pink, and black.

Another Windows Phone 8 handset from Huawei will be the W2. This seemingly has high-end features, including an 8MP rear camera, and an HD display. The W2 might be announced at the same time with the W1. We’ll let you know when it happens anyway.

Via GSM Arena

Author: Florin

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