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Oh Snap: Specs and photos of the Huawei Ascend W1 leak

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Oh Snap: Specs and photos of the Huawei Ascend W1 leak
They say that payback is a bitch, or that what goes around comes around. Regardless of what kind of karma you subscribe to, there is some sort of delicious irony involved when Huawei, a Chinese handset manufacturer accused in the mainstream press of being involved in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government, might have someone within the company handing out information about its unannounced devices. A member of Chinese internet site Weibo, who goes by the name zh_en, has leaked specs and photographs of Huawei's upcoming Windows phone 8 model, the Huawei Ascend W1.

First, you need to take your expectations down a notch. This is by no means a high-end model as it carries a 3 inch WVGA screen. The only positive is that WVGA on a 3 inch screen will produce a rather high pixel density. A dual-core 1.2GHz processor is under the hood while a 400MHz GPU crunches the graphics. 512MB of RAM is on board with 4GB of native storage. The back and front facing cameras weigh in at 5MP and .3MP respectively. With a 2000mAh battery spinning the ol' hamster wheel, you should get at least a day's worth of use before needing a recharge. And of course, Windows Phone 8 is installed. The device will be available in the same colors as the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 models.

The Huawei Ascend W1 is a strange mixture of low to mid end specs (512MB RAM, 3 inch screen) with some surprises (high pixel density, 2000mAh battery). Hopefully Huawei will take a second off from dealing with its distractions to make this pup official. In the meantime, we have the leaked photos for your viewing pleasure. And as always, don't forget to tip your server.

source: zh_en (translated) via WMPoweruser

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posted on 14 Oct 2012, 06:08 10

1. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

That camera looks like the One X's.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 06:17 3

2. wendygarett (unregistered)

Lmao I just wanna to say that too... Oh well, that's cool... Someone admire the HTC design :)

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:35 4

6. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

and front look like lumia

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:58 2

14. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Huawei plain sucks, they are copycats and on top of that they say they have the world fastest phone and never release it.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 10:31 1

16. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

huawei released this phone world wide. im pretty sure. just no carrier subsidies

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 06:44

3. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

the micro usb placement looks weird

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 06:52

4. cGmC11 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

Wooow! Look like a HTC 8X with the cyan NOKIA Lumia 920 color!

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:07

5. wendygarett (unregistered)

Problem? :)

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:16

7. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

I somehow think the specs are fake,

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:39 2

8. wendygarett (unregistered)

Agree... I mean 3 inches screen? That phone looks a bit gigantic..

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:01 2

11. Sharky (Posts: 244; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)

It is a mistake. If you look at the WMPoweruser article it says that it is a 4inch screen.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:02 1

12. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

This does make it seem legit.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 10:24

15. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

i think its just an optical illusion. it looks like 4 inches but it actually is 3 inches :) this allows huawei *cough cough apple* to make potentially very high-end LOOKING phones while keeping costs down and still selling in droves

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:47

9. 4D331 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)

how can you compare a leakage of a crappy phone to espionage..man your messed...

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 08:47 3

10. Ramalth (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)

Photos look like a 4" or bigger screen. Surely not 3"...

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 12:46

17. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Yeah definitely. There's no way it could be 3 or that they'd be dumb enough to make it only 3. This ain't no Lg Dare!

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:29

13. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


posted on 14 Oct 2012, 13:07

18. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)

no way!!

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 18:44

19. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i really hate it!! why is HTC and Huawei copies lumia design!!!! no more uniqueness!!! and they are just like living on the shadow of nokia!

i gotta say... i love samsung by not making phones like these!!!

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