Huawei Ascend W2 Is A Budget WP8 HandsetBy cheatmaster 01:15 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 Comments
In case you forgot Huawei is a Windows Phone partner. And the Chinese brought the first non-Nokia WP8 launch in a while, the Huawei Ascdiscontinue W2 (the successor of the Ascdiscontinue W1). The phone goes after the Nokia Lumia 520 by targeting "value-savvy" consumers.
It has a 4.3" IPS Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) classy screen with WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution (480 x 800 pixels, 217ppi). It also features super sensitive touch technology, so it works even if you're wearing gloves. The phone is rather large for a 4.3" device though, measuring 134 x 67 x 9.9mm, it's almost the size of a 5" phone. The 160g of weight don't assist its cautilize either.
Anyway, the Ascdiscontinue W2 comes in several color options (that's the strength of the WP lineup, right?), from standard Black to Blue, Red and Yellow.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon MSM8230 chipset with a dual-core Krait Central Processing Units (CPU) running at 1.4GHz, Adreno 305 GPU and 512Mega Bytes (MB) RAM. It has 8GB of built-in storage and no expansion slot.
There's a 5MP capturing camera on the back that can shoot 720p videos. On the connectivity side there's 3G, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0. The battery has 1,700mAh capacity.
The press release touts the affordable price of the Huawei Ascdiscontinue W2, but is mum on a concrete sum. The 3G version of the phone will be available in Russia and the Netherlands this month (probably soon, it's been shipping since October). It will expand to more markets later. The Chinese version of the phone has been around since August.
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