Huawei Ascend W1 arrives at CES 2013
Things are all abuzz on the CES showfloor, as there are tons and tons of gizmos to choose from, but you certainly cannot fault the presence of Huawei as they have their fair share of interesting devices to check out as well. Case in point, the Huawei Ascend W1 that has just been announced, which is the first Windows Phone 8 device from the Chinese manufacturer. Just what kind of performance and specifications that comes packed with the Huawei Ascend W1? For starters, it will come in a body that measures 10.15mm thin – not the thinnest kid on the block by far, but it should not bulk up your pocket too much, either.
Apart from the 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 touchscreen display with OGS Technology, the Huawei Ascend W1 will also be powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Adreno 305 GPU. There is a 1,950 mAh battery to keep it going for the entire day, and Huawei boasts of 470 hours of standby time, although we would like to put that claim to the test as most figures on paper rarely live up, let alone surpass, real world usage and performance.
Since it runs on Microsoft’s most recent mobile operating system version, the Huawei Ascend W1 will come with the Windows Phone 8 Start screen that allows you to customize and pin Live Tiles with topics of personal interest, providing real-time updates that are truly yours and yours alone. Not only that, there is a dynamic lock screen which enables you to select the photos or updates that are most important to you and have them ready at a glance, never mind that the device is locked. Useful for those who love to take a sneak peek, no?
No idea no pricing just yet, but the Huawei Ascend W1 is said to hit China and Russia from this month onwards, while Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries will follow soon.