Huawei launches Ascend W2, coming to India soon
Huawei has unveiled the Ascend W2, its second Windows Phone 8 smartphone, and said that it is coming to India soon.
NEW DELHI: Chinese manufacturer Huaweihas unveiled the Ascend W2, its second Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The new device is a follow-up to the Ascend W1, launched earlier this year, and has a 4.3-inch screen.
The company has said it will be launched in Netherlands and Russia this month and will hit other international markets afterwards. In a release, Huawei said that this smartphone is expected to be launched in India soon.
The all-new Ascend W2 has an IPS display with 800x480p resolution and features the TFT Magic Touch technology. It packs a 1.4GHz dual-core processor under the hood and comes with 512MB RAM. The internal storage in the smartphone is 8GB and the manufacturer offers free 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage.
On the back, Ascend W2 sports a 5MP camera that can capture 720p videos; it has no front camera. It can access the internet over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks and transfer data via Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB 2.0. Powered by a 1,700mAh battery, this handset comes in four colour options - red, black, blue and yellow.
Kevin Ho, President of Handset Product Line, Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, "We created Huawei Ascend W2 so value-savvy people don't have to compromise on great technology. Huawei Ascend W2 provides an enhanced visual experience and stand-by time, and can be customized inside and out with splashes of colour."