Huawei currently has just one Windows Phone handset on the market, namely the Ascend W1, most notable for its wallet-friendly price tag (indeed, I included it earlier today in The best smartphones under £150).
If you fancy something that packs more of a punch, prepare yourselves for the Huawei Ascend W2. It’s appeared online with a price tag of $289 (£188 converted directly), though we’re not entirely convinced it’s the real deal.
For starters, we’re dealing with a site called fastcardtech.com, which describes itself as “Your Honest Pal!!!!!” while adopting a panda bear with a bow tie (or is that a cape?) for its logo. Uhm…
Furthermore, the Huawei Ascend W2 release date is noted as November 15, 2012, which was obviously a good five months ago. Since then we’ve had CES and MWC, and still no Huawei Ascend W2.
Also slightly suspicious is the missing internal storage, though – to be fair – even reputable retailers have a knack for hiding/neglecting to mention the GB.
Finally, it’s listed as being both “OUT OF STOCK” and “In stock. Ship within 1-3 working days”. O.........k.
Anyway! According to this mysterious site, Huawei Ascend W2 specs will include a 4.3 in display (1280 x 720), dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, and a non-removable 2,000mAh battery.
Er, we’ll probably wait for the official Huawei Ascend W2 launch before placing our order. Thanks anyway, guys.