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

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



1. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

That camera looks like the One X's.

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

6. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

and front look like lumia

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

16. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

the micro usb placement looks weird

4. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

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

5. wendygarett unregistered

Problem? :)

7. No_Nonsense unregistered

I somehow think the specs are fake,

8. wendygarett unregistered

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

11. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

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

12. No_Nonsense unregistered

This does make it seem legit.

15. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

9. 4D331

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

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

10. Ramalth

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

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

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 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!

13. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010


18. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

no way!!

19. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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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