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New China Mobile ad reportedly reveals Huawei Ascend W2

In a very late breaking story, the site WinP.cn is reporting that a new ad from China Mobile shows the soon-to-be-announced Huawei Ascend W2 in video. The image appears to match up with those shown by @evleaks

The ad itself is not for the W2 itself, as numerous other Samsung phones are shown too. Instead, this appears to be an ad for the TD-SCDMA based China Mobile, which then uses several smartphones to bolster its image as leading network provider.

Though not confirmed, the Ascend W2 is expected to feature a 1280x720, 4.3” IPS display, 8MP camera and 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, making it an ideal mid-range device for emerging markets. No firm date has been given for its announcement or sale date, but we’re expecting it to be soon.

Source: WinP.cn; Thanks, hengxiang32401, for the tip!

Huawei Ascend W2

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

27 Comments
  • Did the first one sold well?
  • This is sort of like the 820 but with a better display. Looks like a fine mid range phone.
  • I'm happy to see any new WP phones released as they will hopefully further the OS's footprint, but I wouldn't bother purchasing a Windows Phone phone from an OEM that publicly describes WP8 as "weak." What kind of ongoing support should I expect from that company?
  • While I love WPCenteal, I would also agree with your comment and add, I wouldn't be giving any publicity to a company that has stolen every last product it has built. And before someone says "allegedly", tons of companies have built a sound proof case against them, but there is no way to bring anything against China or a Chinese based company. They do whatever they want and flat out don't care.
  • +41
  • Agree. I also think that the non-China WP community should turn their back on and ignore Huawei.
  • +620
  • +3
  • Agree with that.
    The chances that I ever gonna buy a nowai are the same as buying a new Volvo, which also turned Chinese...
  • You can pretty much stop buying anything - since they are either by Chinese, or manufactured in China, or containing components from China
  • Great news. Big player release WP device.
  • Heads up wp central your followers hate Huawei now so you might not wanna waste your time with these posts...it's a wrap after the Nokia thing. I for one don't care but this will quickly become a flame war in comments. J/s
  • Lol? I love huawei, i dont care about the others, windows phone is not only Nokia. 
  • I was against them from the first time I heard of Huawei.
  • These are the same specs as the HTC 8x.. So what makes this a mid range as oppose to the HTC being considered a high end device?
  • Screen size, build quality.
  • Scratch screen size, they are the same.
  • I'm Happy with my 8X though NOKIA  has dominated the Windows phone Market .
  • Thanks Huawei...ill still with Nokia
  • Awesome stuff but i still say Nokia for the win!
  • Would have said the more the merrier but not this time, not to Huawei.
  • Whats with the camera software on this device?!
  • The video is an android phone.....
  • Clearly a Huawei WP in the video too.
  • this is gonna be awesome
  • No front facing camera?!?!
  • Even though I don't understand the language, Asian commercials make me feel happy for some reason.