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Huawei Introduces the Ascend W1, Its First WP8 Smartphone, at CES 2013

Huawei Introduces the Ascend W1, Its First WP8 Smartphone, at CES 2013

Huawei has unveiled its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, HUAWEI Ascend W1, at CES 2013. The Ascend W1 is 10.15 mm thin and features a 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 touchscreen with OGS Technology, powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Adreno 305 GPU. It features a visually iconic design inspired by a tropical island and comes in an array of bold colors including blue, red, black and white. 

“We are excited to be working with Huawei to further expand our device portfolio to new locations and price points, allowing more people to experience Windows Phone 8 while enjoying the Ascend W1’s unique features,” said Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of the Windows Phone Division.

Comparing the Huawei Ascend W1 against the Nokia Lumia 820 and Windows Phone 8S by HTC

Specifications Nokia
Lumia 820
Windows Phone 8S by HTC Huawei Ascend D2
Operating System / User Interface
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 8
  • Windows Phone 8
Processor
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    dual-core processor
  • 1.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    dual-core processor
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    dual-core processor
Built-in Memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • 512MB RAM
  • 512MB RAM
Display
  • 4.3 inch ClearBlack OLED
     
  • 800 x 480 pixels
  • 4-inch Super LCD
     
  • 800 x 480 pixels
  • 4-inch IPS LCD 
     
  • 800 x 480 pixels
Camera
  • 8.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera
  • 0.3-megapixel front facing camera
  • 5.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera
  • 5.0-megapixel AF rear-facing camera
  • 0.3-megapixel
    front-facing camera
Storage
  • 8GB
    (microSD support up to 32GB)
  • 4GB
    (microSD support up to 32GB)
  • 4GB
    (microSD support up to 32GB)
Battery
  • 1650mAh with support for Qi wireless charging
  • 1700mAh
  • 1950mAh
Dimensions
  • 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9mm
  • 120.5 x 63 x 10.28mm
  • 124.5 x 63.7 x 10.15 mm
Weight
  • 160g
  • 113g
  • 120g

The HUAWEI Ascend W1 will be available in China and Russia from January 2013, with Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries to follow.

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