On CES in Las Vegas Huawei presented its first Windows Phone 8 model called Huawei W1.
Huawei officially tackles Nokia Lumia 820 and HTC 8S with Huawei W1, its first smartphone Windows Phone 8. Unveiled on CES in Las Vegas, it has more classic lines with a plastic and its available in four colors (blue, red, black and white). Built around a 4-inch screen displaying 480 x 800 pixels (IPS), it is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon processor (Qualcomm MSM8230) clocked at 1.2 GHz and supported by 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of flash memory dedicated to the storage and expandable over memory card.
The Huawei W1 features a 5 megapixel camera, coupled with a 0.3 megapixel sensor on the front. Equipped with a 1950 mAh battery, it displays the dimensions of 124.5 x 63.5 mm and a thickness of 10.15 mm, 120 grams on the scale. Compatible WiFi and Bluetooth, it should be launched in the coming months, primarily on countries like China and Russia, then in a second quoter on the Western markets. Huawei W1 device is currently available in CDMA version, but will be a variant compatible with 3G networks in Europe. At this stage, the price of W1 is not disclosed, but we believe it will be relatively high.