CES 2013: Huawei Announces WP8-Based Ascend W1 With 4" Screen

Smartphone features a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU and 5 mp camera.


Chinese handset maker Huawei has unveiled its first Windows Phone 8 device at CES 2013. Dubbed as the Ascend W1, the phone features a 4" IPS LCD screen with pixel dimensions of 480x800. The display incorporates the company's OGS tech, which claims to provide better legibility under direct sunlight by making it brighter, while consuming less power. That should be something similar to Nokia's ClearBlack polarisation layers. Under the hood is Qualcomm's Krait MSM823 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz with 512 MB of RAM. Other features include a 5 mp autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a front 0.3 mp camera for video calling. Here's the detailed list of specs for geeks:

  • 4" IPS LCD with pixel dimensions of 480x800 and OGS Technology.
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU.
  • 5 mp autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
  • 512 MB of RAM.
  • 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot (supports up to 32 GB).
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Lacks GPS.
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, Accelerometer sensor.
  • 4.9" (h) x 2.5" (w)x 0.4" (10.15 mm) (d); weighs 130 grams.
  • 1950 mAh battery with claimed talk time of 8 hours (2G), 10.5 hours (3G).

Similar to Nokia's Lumia lineup the Huawei Ascend W1 also comes in red, blue, white, and black. The handset will hit the Chinese and Russian markets first, starting this month. While there's no word on its pricing yet, expect it to cost less than HTC's Windows Phone 8S.

CES 2013: Huawei Announces WP8-Based Ascend W1 With 4" Screen

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