Huawei Ascend W2 photo leaks out to strut the thinnest Windows Phone so far

Huawei's Ascend W1 Windows Phone handset barely started its sales adventure at Walmart, and already a successor appears from the rumor mill of @evleaks.

Based on previous rumors about the W2, it is coming as the slimmest Windows Phone out there, at 7.7 mm, and with 4.3" or 4.5" HD screen, depending on whose speculation you read, that can be operated with gloves. 

The usual dual-core Snapdragon with 1 GB of RAM would be powering it, and an 8 MP camera will be saying "smile" from the back. 

If the Ascend W2 materializes like that, it will be one of the most decked out Windows Phone 8 handsets, since it was also said to sport a healthy 2800 mAh battery capacity. Even though it is a Huawei handset, all those niceties aren't coming at a rock bottom price, though, as it was rumored to be sold for 3200 Yuan or about $515.

source: @evleaks



1. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I think most people prefer nokia(Lumia) when choosing WP because nokia have alot to offer for their Lumia line like pureview camera, nokia maps (city lens,here maps etc), and alot of exclusive apps.

13. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

yeah i think that if you want a WP, Nokia is the only way to go, just like Apple for iOS or Blackberry for BB10. In the Android side, it's a different story

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Impressive. Does it have secondary cam?

6. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

$515 for a Huawei phone? Make it thicker and cut the price.

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

why ?

15. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

$515 too much for a huawei phone i can get a lumia 920 fo $400 on amazon and a lumia 820 for about $350,why would i pay so much for this huawei w2,give me a reason

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Is it just me, or this phone looks quite thin and long? O.o

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Why is there so much bezel? This phone is the size of the GS4 but with a ~4.3 screen? No wonder Nokia is dominating within windows phones.

10. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I think it is a 'feature' of every windows phone. Even HTC's 8X had substantial amount of bezel. Not a bad thing to me actually as far as durability is concerned.

14. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

They had to make the phone taller for the 2800 mah battery since the phone is extremely thin. But i agree, the Lumia 920 is wider than the GS4, Xperia ZL despite a 4.5" display compared to 5" (And it's almost as tall as the ZL).Also it's bigger than the N4 witch has the same aspect ratio on a larger screen. If you want to make a large phone, make it large for a reason (a BIG screen, Front facing speakers...)

16. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Lumia 920 is only 0.1mm wider than a Galaxy S3. Check the measurements.

17. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I was comparing it to the S4, not to the S3 69.8mm for the S4 vs 70.8 for the lumia (5" vs 4.5").

11. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

nokia please start searching another o.s :D else this time u will say it was Huawei :D

18. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

oh,, please it's not that easy to beat Nokia With WP. At least for now... Keep dreaming.

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