Although we’ve already seen actual photos of the Ascend W1 from Huawei, which were leaked last week, we guess seeing a render is also somewhat interesting.
The Ascend W1 is due out sometime next year and that should give Huawei ample time to further copy HTC and Nokia to make this phone just right. Seriously, we don’t mean to rant here but between the cyan color, the 2D glass and the 100% lifting of the HTC One X’s camera housing, Huawei is doing nothing for their reputation as a copycat firm.
Of course we think the device might actually be nice to use---after all if you go through and pick and choose the best of everything, how can you go wrong?
The specs of the W1 are rumored to be a 4” WVGA display, 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera and a front facing one too. In addition, a 2000mAh battery should provide enough power all day to users.
Huawei vs HTC
Huawei has expressed interest in bringing such a device to the US and other markets though it remains to be seen if they can escape Asia for where they are best known.
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