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April 10, 2013

Huawei Ascend W1 may land on our shores soon

The Huawei Ascend W1 is the company’s first handset running on Windows Phone 8. It made its first public appearance in this year’s CES and we have a feeling that it won’t be too long before it makes its local debut.

Our hunch is based on the invitation sent by Huawei PH. What’s striking about this particular invitation is the image attached to it with a caption that says: We are unveiling higher and bigger “doors.”

huawei invite

The phase is a bit too vague to really catch what the company is trying to imply, so we turned our attention to the two handsets shown on the image above. If you notice, the two bears the same color scheme as the press shot of the Ascend W1 we’ve feature on our previous post.

In addition to this, these two handsets also possess the distinct feature of the Ascend W1 – the slightly elevated display. This kind of design implementation is similar to some Xperia handsets like the Go.

Huawei Ascend W1 specs:
4.0 inch display @ 480×800 pixels, 233ppi
Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core Krait
Adreno 305
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
3G/HSDPA 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
5MP rear camera @ 720p
VGA front-facing camera
GPS w/ aGPS, GLONASS
Li-Ion 1950mAh battery
Windows Phone 8

Although nothing is certain at this point in time, we’re convinced that Huawei’s big reveal on 12th of this month will be the Ascend W1. It’s current market price in the UK is equivalent to Php7,550 and change in our local currency, and if its SRP here will be anything close to that figure, then there’s a big possibility that this WP8 handset will sell like pancakes.

Huawei Ascend Mate & Review

Huawei Ascend W1 officially launched
Huawei Ascend W1 Review

15 Responses to “Huawei Ascend W1 may land on our shores soon”

  1. Berkano says:

    This would give the Nokia Lumia 520 serious competition. Nokia better release it as well..

  2. If ever this will be released in the PH with that price, Nokia will be in a pinch since Huawei Ascend W1 has slightly higher specs than their Lumia 520.

  3. Rem says:

    Almost the same specs with HTC 8S, except that this has a front cam! and cheaper too! :D

  4. techNo says:

    ang katapat nito specs wise is yung lumia 720 na which is ~14k. Kung ganyan nga price, eh di BOOM!

  5. milky says:

    wow, i like the specs. i only wish this had a dual sim variant. i would definitely buy it since im biased to pocketable 4 inch droids.

  6. Mourn says:

    panalo to.

  7. dan_MD says:

    Price-wise, this phone is good but Nokia Lumia 520/620 are better options mainly due to things:
    1. larger built-in memory (8Gb vs Huawei’s 4Gb) – this is important since most apps would occupy and install on the device memory; the microSD can only accommodate media files and.you’ll get a “low memory warning” before long
    2. exclusive Nokia apps: HERE (free navigation), cinemagraph, Lenses, etc.

    • jajajason says:

      Most HERE apps are free for all WPs but yes, exclusive Nokia apps do take the cake. That’s why I rarely use my 8x after I bought an 820 and now the 920.

  8. darren mozo
    Twitter: axedmozo
    says:

    4 GB internal storage – System Files = no room for apps…. Apps and games cannot be installed on Micro sd. :(

    • cylo says:

      pwd mgmove ng apps s sd card s huawei. gawin mo lng default storage ung sd card mo.pgnainstall mo n go to manage apps and mkikita mo ung move to sd card.although nd lht eh pwdng emove my mga apps n s phonememory lng tlga.. kung malalaking games like nbajam,nba2k13,ninjavszombie etc. just copy their folder on the data or obb in the sd card..

    • Seraphillumy says:

      Windows Phone 8 po yan… ndi android.. LOL

  9. mon genius says:

    O nasaan na yung mga haters ng 512MB RAM na nagrereklamo tungkol sa Nokia 720 sa article na to (http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/nokia-lumia-720-lands-locally-gets-priced/) ?

    O marlon! r41! labas na!!! 512 lang din RAM nito A-SHOLES!!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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