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

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