Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone 8 handset images appear online
18th Oct 2012 | 13:12
Huawei not ready to disclose info just yet
The Huawei Ascend W1 has apparently been leaked in photos, sporting a design which may look familiar to some HTC owners.
Of all the initial Windows Phone 8 handsets set to launch alongside the new mobile platform at the end of the month, the Huawei Ascend W1 is the one we know least about.
Update: A spokesperson for the Chinese firm has told TechRadar: "Huawei is unable to share further information about our Windows Phone 8 at this juncture.
"We are looking forward to officially unveiling our Windows Phone 8 in due course, where details about the smartphone will be confirmed."
One X clone?
Now images have appeared on Chinese site Blog of Mobile, showing a fetching blue handset, which sports a very similar camera layout to the HTC One X round the back.
On the front there's a slightly more original design, with a small lip at the bottom of the handset giving you a flash of the blue case in the sea of black glass which greets you.
The Ascend W1 will reportedly pack a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera, VGA front snapper and a 2,000mAh battery – so not really a One X, or even One S contender.
According to a report yesterday, the Huawei Ascend W1 could land for around $300-$350 (£185-215/AU$290-340), making it the cheapest of the Windows Phone 8 pack.