The formal roll-out of Windows Phone 8 OS is just around the corner and major players in the industry, like Samsung, Nokia and HTC, have now taken their respective positions in anticipation of this launch by Microsoft. Huawei appears to be the next player that will join the Windows Phone 8 party with the recent spec and image leak of the Huawei Ascend W1. The leaked photos appeared legitimate and tech buffs are not at all surprised about it. The rumors about a new Windows Phone 8 device from the Huawei were already making the rounds since last month and with the impending release of the latest Windows OS, they have all seen this coming.
When the Windows Phone 8 was formally unveiled by Microsoft back in June this year, it was also confirmed that Huawei together with Samsung, Nokia and HTC, completes the first batch of industry players who are already into launching position for their respective WP8 handsets. Samsung already has its ATIV S, Nokia has its 8S and 8X handsets and Nokia has its Lumia 820. And it is only Huawei that has not made any official announcement yet about their upcoming WP8 handset.
The good thing about those leaked photos of the Huawei Ascend W1 is that they were posted on October 14 with a decent list of its specs and features. While there hasn’t been any official confirmation from the Chinese electronics company, these leaked photos and info confirmed earlier speculations about the Ascend W1.
However, industry experts and tech buffs are advising consumers to scale down their expectations about this latest Huawei gadget. It is not, by any stretch, a high-end device. The Ascend W1 is purportedly coming out of the box with a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 400MHz graphics chipset under its hood. And while there is no official confirmation yet from Huawei, it is likely to be equipped with the Snapdragon S4 chipset.
The spec list that came with the leaked photos indicated a 3-inch WVGA display for the Huawei Ascend W1, and the positive thing about this is that users will definitely enjoy a relatively higher pixel density. The Huawei gadget will also have a 512MB RAM and 4GB storage on board, and the 2000 mAh battery will most likely give enough juices that will last for a day of uninterrupted use. Suffice it to say, the W1 will roll out preloaded with the Windows Phone 8 OS. The info sheet also indicated that the Huawei gadget will offer the same color flavors as that of the Nokia Lumia. There are also unconfirmed reports that the Huawei Ascend W1 will debut in China and in various markets in North America and Europe before the end of 2012. There are also rumors that the Huawei handset will be sold for $317.