Huawei’s first attempt at rolling out a Windows Phone 8 smartphone to the masses appears in the form of the Huawei Ascend W1, where it debuted at CES 2013 earlier this year. Thing is, the Huawei Ascend W1 is not equipped to function like a high end device simply because this is an entry-level handset, and we have good news. Having passed through the tests that have been put forward by the FCC, this means that the Windows Phone 8-powered Huawei Ascend W1 will no longer be limited to countries such as Russia, China and India, and those of us living in the US ought to be able to grab hold of it soon.
In fact, the Huawei Ascend W1’s recent FCC approval was spotted with a rather obvious TracFone branding on it, and it does seem as though it will be hitting the markets under the guise of the Net10 low-cost brand. It will only feature HSDPA connectivity instead of 4G LTE, but assuming the Huawei Ascend W1 commands a relatively affordable price tag to suit its place in the smartphone hierarchy, the hardware specifications do seem to be in line with its pricing territory.
|Key Specs||Ascend W1|
|Processor/Soc Name||MSM8230 Snapdragon 400, 1.2 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||36 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1950 mAh|
|Complete product data||Huawei Ascend W1 Full specs|