When it comes to the latest incarnation of Microsoft's mobile OS – Windows Phone 8, the first wave of smartphones that based on the OS are gradually being released into the markets across the world. At the same time, the next set of smartphones based on the OS including Huawei Ascend W1 and Ascend W2 have started smiling at cameras giving a glimpse of what they might have on board for the consumers.
Ascend W1, which is speculated to be the cheapest Windows Phone 8 based handset launched so far has been leaked through a very short video. It is to be noted that the video has been removed by the source at the time of writing.
A German tech site, Techblog.gr has and recorded and posted the video of Ascend W1 handset. The folks over there have not only managed to quickly shoot the video but also open the back casing and show the battery.
According to earlier reports, Huawei will uncover two handsets based on the Windows Phone 8 operating system in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in January. While Ascend W1 will be an entry-level smartphone, Ascend W2 will be an high-end offering from the Chinese manufacturer.
Also, the reports claim that Ascend W1 will sport a 4 inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, micro SD card support, NFC and 2,000 mAh battery.
While previous reports state that Huawei could price Ascend W1 at $310 (approx. Rs 17,000), the recent report claims that the handset will be priced less than $200 (approx. Rs 11,000).