Huawei has officially launched a new Windows Phone 8 OS powered smartphone, the Huawei Ascend W2. The Chinese smartphone maker announced that the phone will be first available in Russia and Netherlands from this month itself. The company also hints that the device is expected to launch in India soon, though it doesn’t mention any exact date. The phone was originally showcased in June at the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 in multi-color variants, just like Nokia Lumia series of Windows Phone OS powered devices.
The latest Huawei Windows phone comes with a 4.3 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480*800 pixels and 217 pixels per inch density. Its display is also powered by super sensitive touch technology, so you can use it even while wearing gloves. It is powered by a 1.4GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 chipset along with 512MB of RAM and Adreno 305 graphics processor.
For imaging, the phone comes with a decent 5 MP rear camera that provides 720p quality video recording. There is 8 GB of internal storage in the phone which is not further expandable, which can create a little trouble for the company to make it popular in the market. Connectivity wise, it offers 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. Company has powered the phone with a decent 1700mAh battery.
This is the second phone from the company running on Windows Phone OS. Company’s Previous device in this series was Huawei Ascend W1
which was also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Huawei is also offering 7 GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage with this latest Windows device.