Huawei, a Chinese OEM serious about building a brand for mobile phones, has recently introduced the Huawei Ascend W1, a Windows 8 smartphone boasting of high-end finish, IPS display, and more-than-the-basic smartphone specs and selling for only P8,990.
With Huawei Ascend W1, the Chinese, company which now have operations in the Philippines, intends to bring to the masses affordable smartphones. The company has already introduced various models of Android phones with affordable prices.
“Inspired and powered by people, the Ascend W1 is a combination of Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy and Windows 8 software, bringing consumers a truly compelling choice,” said Johnson Ma, country manager of Huawei Device Philippines.
“The addition of Ascend W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. With a price that makes sense to consumers, Huawei Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”
The Huawei Ascend W1 is 10.15 mm thin and features a 4-inch IPS LCD 480 x 800 touchscreen with OGS technology that reduces the light consumption and makes the screen brighter, more vivid even when put under the sun. It is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and Adreno 305 graphics.
The device claims to have 470 hours of standby time coming from a 1950 mAh battery. It also looks pretty, coming in array of bold colors including white and blue.
As a Windows 8 phone, the Huawei Ascend W1 has the following features:
• Live Tiles. Each tile represents the smartphone functions that get live updates. The tiles are customizable to hold favorite people, apps, music, games, photos and more. Customization of the start screen also allows the user to choose live tiles sizes and colors (from 20 bright color choices) that includes cobalt, crimson and lime.
• Access to 120,000 apps from the Windows Phone Store.
• Kids Corner, which is a simple setup that activates a specialized place on the phone for kids use, thereby preventing accidental deletion of files or use of other phone functions.
• Rooms, which is a feature that allows you to share and chat with one group and not your entire social network. Rooms allow you to create private groups of people who have Windows 8 phones.