1,599 yuan. That’s how much Huawei is asking for its entry-level smartphone running Windows Phone 8. In case you were wondering, that translates into $258 or €193 going by today’s exchange rates. This price makes the Huawei Ascend W1 the cheapest WP8 device to be sold in China, beating even Nokia’s Lumia 620 which is retailing over there for 1,999 yuan (approximately $322 or €242).
But that’s not all. For a limited time, Huawei is taking 100 yuan off that price, which means it’s actually retailing for only 1,499 yuan at this very moment – $241 or €181. That’s undoubtedly great pricing for a device running Microsoft’s latest and greatest smartphone operating system.
The Ascend W1 is due to be released in the UK before the end of March, and will probably make it to other countries and territories in the near future as well. Of course, different conditions in different countries may mean that it will be more expensive elsewhere. But let’s wait and see.
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