Huawei releases Ascend W1: Windows Phone 8 handset, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 5MP camera, 512MB RAM for Php 8,990

Huawei Phlippines launches its first ever Windows Phone 8 device in the country. The Ascend W1 is an interesting piece of Windows Phone candybar that is strategically priced at Php 8,990! This 4-inch WVGA (480x800p) phone is treated with IPS LCD touchpanel and packs in 233 ppi density. 

Despite of the mid-ranger display, it'll still sport an OGS Technology which minimizes light consumption to make screen even more brighter and vivid to the eyes. Ascend W1's core chip is a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon that is clocked with 1.2GHz and paired with an Adreno 30 graphic processor.

Other features includes 512MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory with micro SD support and a 5MP camera (VGA front) for mobile snappers. What surprises me is the fact that it has a 1950 mAh battery - that's 470-hour standby time on paper. It could keep you on the go for an ample amount of time.

Huawei Ascend W1 is a good choice if you want to have a second phone. It's also a good entry to the Windows Phone ecosystem which is now reaching 100,000-app mark. 

Huawei Ascend W1 Specifications
1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon S4 processor
124.5 x 63.7 x 10.5mm, 130g
4-inch WVGA (800x480) IPS capacitive display, 233ppi
4-point multi-touch feature with OGS Technology
Adreno 305 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of internal storage
microSD support up to 32GB
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
720p@30 fps HD video recording
VGA (0.3MP) front camera
(No NFC and FM radio)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
HSDPA 21Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-band)
3G (UMTS 900/2100)
Accelerometer, proximity
Windows Phone 8 OS
Li-Ion 1,950mAh battery
Blue, White, Red and Black
Price: Php8,990
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