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Huawei Ascend W3 Windows Phone 8 smartphone photos leaked online

A set of alleged photos of the rumored Huawei Ascend W3 has recently been leaked with a claim that the supposed 3rd Windows Phone 8 from a Chinese company will be competing in the high end market. The photos were first posted on a China-based website, WinP, but sources were not revealed to make things clear whether or not they were legit. Huawei has yet to confirm or deny the existence of this phone as well as first two Huawei WP8 devices rumored prior to the official launching of the Microsoft’s latest operating system.

Amazingly, the photos came with a few specs and while we must take these information with a pinch of salt, there is a possibility that they can be real considering Huawei’s feat to conquer the Chinese market and take a bigger piece of the pie in the US mobile market. Huawei Ascend W3, according to the website that first published it, will come with a 4.5-inch display panel and believed to use the typical 16:9 ratio and might feature 720p HD resolution 1280 x 720 pixels.

It would also come with an 8-megapixel primary camera, which is good enough for any smartphone. There is no information whether there would be a secondary camera for video conferencing, though. Running Windows Phone 8, it is almost certain this device would be powered by a Qualcomm chipset. One of the photos indicates it is also capable of connecting to 4G networks and that adds up to it having a Qualcomm processor.

Prior to the launching of Windows Phone 8 operating system, we have heard about Huawei Ascend W1 and W2, which were expected to be released on the same day as Microsoft debuts its newest systems. However, no Windows Phone 8 devices were released, instead new rumors suggest that the Chinese phone-maker is planning to release its full range of WP8 devices in 2013.

Huawei is considerably fast in releasing its new devices in China, its home country, but it is notoriously slow in bringing its devices to the US and the UK where it is trying to take a bigger portion of the market. It is this habit that would put it way below key industry players in the countries where smartphones are now being more preferred by tech enthusiasts than computers. If Huawei releases its new Windows Phone 8 devices, would you care to get a unit even if they would be priced lower than its competitors?

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