Huawei W1 press photos appear: Windows Phone 8 in style and on budget

Huawei W1 press photos appear: Windows Phone 8 in style and on budget
We’ve already seen the Huawei W1 leak out, but now we have the final press images and boy do these Windows Phone 8 devices look fun, colorful and nice! The W1 is no exception obviously, in a different shade of blue, and again this whole design with the vibrant colors is clearly inspired by Windows Phone’s Live Tiles.

The blue version isn’t the only one, though. The company is also bringing a black, white and pink Huawei W1 Windows Phones.

This whole device is not about stellar specs, but rather about compromises and affordability, still preserving Windows Phone’s smooth user experience. Here is a quick rundown of the specs, as per rumors:

  • 4 inch WVGA display, 
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 
  • VGA front-facing camera, 
  • 5MP rear camera with flash, 
  • 512MB of RAM, 
  • 4GB of expandable storage.

Finally, the Huawei W1 release date is set for November or December in China. The price comes at the sweet $310, and that’s something pretty reasonable for that spec sheet. It would probably come to Western markets soon, but there is no clarity on when that will happen nor any official confirmation yet. Ogle at it right after the source.

source: @evleaks via UnwiredView

Huawei W1 press photos appear: Windows Phone 8 in style and on budget

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27 Comments

1. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

A very good midranger. I like design of wp8 phones more than that of android ones..

25. shirtlessrabbit4

Posts: 40; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

$310 is mid range?

2. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lumia 820+Htc 8x = Huawei W1 ????

4. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

9. Seymur unregistered

Exactly

12. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

they took eveything from everywhere ...LOL

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Front looks like Sony Xperia and back around the camera looks like HTC One X.

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Love wp8. alot of new features not supported in wp7.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What the hell does "4 GB of expandable storage" mean??? Am i missing something here? Did i miss out a mobile lingo?

13. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

4GB internal storage expandable through microSD slot?

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

None of you are getting what i'm try'na say...which phone comes with only 4 GB of expandable storage this days???

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Mid range phones, which is what this phone is....

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Do you even notice that mid ranged phones now come with atleast 16GB of expandable memory?

26. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Well this one come with 4GB and learn to accept it...

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

This has the lens cover of a one x ,rear of a Xperia and the front of a 8x

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Had it been at least qHD I would have been really interested.

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't believe the Windows Phone 8 platform supports qHD resolution. Just 800x480, 1280x720, & 1280x768.

11. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Well that sucks. Kind of a big jump from WVGA to 720p HD. Just low end or high end.

15. g2a5b0e unregistered

I love how mature the people on this site are. Two thumbs down for simply stating a fact. I looked it up. It is fact.

23. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Many people here on PA are mindless..

10. tarmpung

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

lol, still a China Copy phone

17. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

What a physically appealing handset. I see this selling well, especially with the price tag.

20. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Glad to see that colors in phones are making a comeback. It got pretty boring seeing the same black, white, sliver/gray slabs on the market.

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

nice specs...but i;'ll wait for what will nokia give in the low end market!

22. enGet

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Ugh, more mainland China garbage. Pass.

24. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Huoh just another cheap asian copycat product.

27. djstammo

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Just 512 RAM :( They realy could instal 1 G RAM And I guess no Gorilla Glass

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