There are a handful of OEMs out there that currently manufacture Windows Phone powered smartphones. Nokia takes the greater share, trailed by Samsung and HTC. It was feared that OEMs won’t be too happy with Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s hardware business, but they appear to be sticking with the platform for now.
Huawei released a WP device, the Ascend W2, in mid-2013 and now its expected to release a new one in the very near future. If rumors are to be believed, we might get to see one at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014.
The Huawei Ascend W3 is believed to be the Ascend W2’s successor, which was a mid-range Windows Phone device. Ascend W3 is expected to stick to these roots and offer a 720×1,280 pixel resolution display in an aluminium body that may look similar to the Ascend P6.
Additional hardware specifications haven’t been rumored, so we’ll just have to wait and see what it touts under the hood come CES 2014, that is if Huawei ends up unveiling it. The smartphone will reportedly come with the latest GDR3 update of Windows Phone 8 pre-installed. Information about pricing and availability is scarce right now, but lucky for us, CES 2014 isn’t that far off.