Huawei Ascend W2 could be the thinnest WP8 device. Specs leaked, launch expected at MWC
Mobile World Congress is coming, and Huawei is going to announce two new smartphones in Barcelona. That’s according to the boss of the company’s mobile arm, Richard Yu, who said that much on Sina Weibo, ‘the Chinese Twitter’.
One of those new devices will be the Ascend P2, which will almost certainly nab the prize for the thinnest smartphone in the world.
As for the other handset… well, it looks like it’s going to be the thinnest device to run Windows Phone 8.
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The sometimes-leaked Ascend W2 will complement the affordable (but decidedly low-end) Ascend W1 which the Chinese company took the wraps off of during CES a few days ago. So Huawei went from zero to almost a range of WP8 devices in a couple of months. Neat trick, that.
The Ascend W2 will apparently be just 7.7 mm thin, if some rumored specs which have surfaced out of China are to be believed. It will come with a 4.5-inch 720p HD ultra-sensitive touchscreen that can be operated with gloves, an 8 MP rear camera, a dual-core processor with unspecified clock frequency, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, and a 2,800 mAh battery.
The Huawei Ascend W2 should cost 3,200 yuan, or approximately $515 or €386. That’s decent pricing for what will undoubtedly be Huawei’s flagship Windows Phone for this year.
So let’s hope everything you just read will turn out to be real. At this point though we can’t be sure. But we’ll let you know when we find out more about this smartphone.