CES hasn’t even “officially” started, but news is rolling in. Earlier today Huawei had their press conference where we were hoping to learn more about and get some play time with their upcoming Windows Phone 8 handset the W1. Well, that press conference was all Android, but we’re still expecting to get to see the W1 on the CES showroom floor tomorrow. We’ll be sure to get hands on and pictures galore for all you. What is interesting from the Huawei camp is a possible 6.1-inch Windows Phone 8 device.

Speaking with CNET Asia, a product manager for Huawei disclosed specs for the W1 and gave a little tease for an upcoming device that approaches the small tablet category in terms of size. First some of the specs (just confirmation for what we've previously reported) for the W1:

  • Qualcomm MSM 8230-3 Dual core 1.2Ghz processor
  • 1950mAh battery
  • 4-inch (800x480) IPS display
  • 512MB of Ram

Those specs make the W1 an entry-level phone for emerging markets, especially with half a gig of RAM. However, something that is rather interesting was the tidbit that Huawei is making more than just the W1 with Windows Phone, the company has plans to product a 6.1-inch device like their Ascend Mate.

Think about that for a second. A Windows Phone 8 device with a massive 6.1 inch screen.

Which leads to some speculation on our part. The screen would be about 216 ppi using current high resolutions supported by Windows Phone 8, which isn’t too shabby. No release dates were given for this device, so it’s probable it could come after Apollo+. Could Apollo+ bring support for higher resolutions, making a device like this 6.1-inch Huawei device higher end?

Think about it.

Source: CNET Asia