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Huawei to launch Ascend W2 at MWC, likely to be thinnest Windows Phone

Huawei-W2-Windows-Phone-8Huawei is planning to launch a high-end Windows Phone 8 smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Dubbed as Ascend W2, it will join the Ascend W1, which was announced recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show and features 4-inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera and dual-core processor.

Online reports suggest that Ascend W2 will be the thinnest Windows Phone 8 in the market with just 7.7mm thickness, unless some other company comes with even thinner WP device at the event.

The leaked specifications include a 4.5-inch 720p HD ultra-sensitive touchscreen, 8 MP rear camera, dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 2,800 mAh battery. The specs seems in line with other high-end WP devices from manufacturers like Nokia, HTC and Samsung.

Sources claims that Huawei Ascend W2 will be priced around 3,200 yuan ($515 or €386), however there is no confirmation right now.

Huawei’s Richard Yu has revealed on a social network that his company will be unveiling two smartphones at the MWC, one of which is expected to be W2, other is likely run on Android.

Here is the machine translated version of his post:

“The CES show, we released most of three global smartphone products, are: maximum screen Mate, the most powerful D2 and the best value the WP8 mobile phone W1 2 month Barcelona MWC Mobile World Congress will also release two most of the world’s smartphone products. Nobody can remember, can only remember the first one, we want the consumer to see, most of the world first from Huawei! Keep making progress, beyond!”

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About Gaurav Shukla

Gaurav Shukla is the editor of Byte Gyan as well as popular Indian Android blog AndroidOS.in. A journalism post-grad from AJK MCRC, he has worked with organizations like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Info Edge, Free Press Journal, Webdunia & NDTV in the past.

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