Huawei Ascend W2 is a budget-oriented phone, specs revealed
The upcoming smartphone Huawei Ascend W2 running Windows Phone 8 operating system will be budget-oriented. Despite the rumors saying that the device would be on par with the other high-end Windows phones like HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 920 and 925, Huawei has decided to do the opposite.
New images taken in Shanghai during the 2013 Mobile Asia Expo revealed the real specifications of the device. Huawei Ascend W2 can be considered as a low/mid-range device and it is obviously designed for the emerging markets. This could be good news for Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, because the system needs some boost especially in these developing markets. Now the Windows platform will be presented with two budget-oriented handsets – in addition to the highly successful Nokia Lumia 520, the new Ascend W2 could also help to increase the overall Windows Phone presence.
The Huawei Ascend W2 will have a 4.3-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 800x480p. Powered by a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM the phone will have an 8 GB of internal storage and the following dimensions: 134 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm. The phone will be available in different color options – a few pictures of yellow and red models appeared online. Huawei is yet to reveal the price and availability of the new phone. Stay tuned to read the latest news from Huawei.