A user in one of the forums based in China has leaked the purported photos of the rumored Huawei Ascend W1 on Sunday, October 14th. Though the photos looked legit, they came as no surprise as this is not the first time we’ve heard about it. The rumor about W1 actually started about a month ago and many are expecting to hear more information about it as Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system nears official release.
Fortunately, the photos that were posted on the forum came with useful information such as specs. In a sense, its design and specs have already been confirmed today, although it is not official. According to the user, the following are the real specs of Huawei Ascend W1:
Processor. Huawei Ascend W1 is said to be coming packed with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with integrated 400MHz graphics processor. While it hasn’t been confirmed by Huawei yet, Ascend W1 is likely to be showcasing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chipset.
Memory. The device is given 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. With these we know it Huawei is targeting the entry-level market. It is unclear whether Ascend W1 will have a microSD slot but as far as its internal memory is concerned and based on other Huawei devices, it is safe to assume this one will have a supplementary external memory.
Display. Having a GPU clocked at 400MHz is almost an assurance the device will have good graphics quality. According to the user who posted the photos, W1 gets a 4-inch WVGA screen. Basically, it is one of the few Windows Phone 8 devices to come in smaller size.
Battery. Luckily, owners of this device won’t have to recharge it every 4 or 5 hours. With a battery having 2000mAh power, Ascend W1 could reach up to 10 hours of straight usage but everything totally depends on how stable this device would be.
For now, there is no information as to the pricing and availability of Huawei Ascend W1 but given the fact that it will showcase WP8, it should make its debut later this month or earlier in November. Huawei might officially announce it next week but it might not be marketed in the US.