China’s smartphone maker Huawei has disclosed details of its Ascend W2 Windows Phones at Mobile Asia Expo 2013. Ascend W2 is the successor to Ascend W1, launched in January.
The new phone is 134 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm, and is based on Qualcomm’s MSM8230 Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset with a dual-core 1.4GHz Krait processor together with Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB through a microSD card. The Ascend W2 has a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480X800 pixels.
For photography fans, there is an 8-megapixel camera facing rearwards. The phone has 1700mAh battery and runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Colour options will be blue, red and yellow.
Price and availability has not so far been announced by Huawei. From the specification it looks as though it is intended to compete with the Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 620, both entry-level Windows Phone 8 smartphones.