Official Huawei Ascend W2 press image shows up

Official Huawei Ascend W2 press image shows upHuawei's ambitions in the Windows Phone arena have rested squarely on the shoulders of the Ascend W1 so far, but a fresh press render of the what is claimed to be the Ascend W2 suggests it could soon be arriving to help share the burden.

The first Ascend W2-related rumours surface towards the end of last year, when a blurrycam-style shot of the handset emerged and talk was rife about a full announcement at MWC 2013.

That didn't happen, but it does look like the image was legit, as the render leaked by the sieve-like @evleaks via Twitter today looks pretty much identical.

It's hardly what you'd call a sleek design, and what we've heard of the spec suggests nothing to set the pulse truly racing either.

Rumours point to a slender 7.7mm chassis housing a 4.5in 720p display, while inside is a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and a meaty 2,800mAh battery.

Nothing too fancy, but it's a definite step upmarket from the Ascend W1 that'll widen Huawei's reach among potential Windows Phone buyers.

However, with Nokia and HTC dominating the upper end of the WP market, and Samsung probably about to unveil a new ATIV device too, it has its work cut out and will probably have to price the Ascend W2 fairly aggressively (as it did with the Ascend W1) to pick up significant sales.

What do you think – could you see yourself being tempted by the Ascend W2 if the price is right? Let us know.

Via PocketNow

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JanSt / MOD  May. 30, 2013 at 23:00

It looks like no other phone ever! :p
It must be so frustrating creating PR material for WP devices. Bet that is the main reason Nokia went for colourful cases.

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