Huawei W1 Windows Phone Confirmed at CES

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has officially announced its first Windows 8 phone with the Ascend W1.

Sporting a 4-inch LCD screen, the device features a screen resolution of 800x480 pixels. It's powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 chipset, accompanied by the Adreno 305 GPU.

Huawei claims the 1,950 mAh battery offers Ascend W1 users up to 19.6 days of standby time. The company said the figure is the longest on the market for this type of phone.

The Ascend W1 will be available in black, white, red and blue. Although pricing details weren't revealed, Huawei confirmed a January launch for the device in China and Russia. The U.S., Europe and Middle East will receive it at a later date.

During CES 2013, Huawei also announced the Ascend D2 handset, which it claims to be the world's most powerful smartphone.

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  • Shin-san
    Anyone know if Huawei is any good?
  • dthx
    Huawei makes genuine products and stand for their brand. It's by no mean a cheap made in China imitation ripoff of another popular model. I can only speek for an android model I tested a few months ago. It was damn impressive at that time (battery life, speed, stability...). The finish quality and performances were on par with HTC's flagships but then for a much lower price. The issue I saw however in my country is that there was no clear/official distribution and support channel defined. So, for buying those for my company, it's a no-go ... but each country is different and it can have changed since I last checked.
  • heero yuy
    Huawei say they are thinking of making phones to compete with Samsung
    it looks like they are actually trying :o I wonder if they are managing