Huawei Launching Ascend W1 Windows 8 phone this month priced at $316

Huawei are planning to jump feet first in to the mid-range Windows 8 phone market with the Huawei Ascend W1 Windows 8 phone.

According to reports on Chinese media sites, Chinese phone giant Huawei want a piece of the mid-range Windows 8 phone market and so are planning to launch the all new Ascend W1 later this month.

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Specifications of W1 are still difficult to come by but what we do know is that Huawei will be selling the W1 for $313 in China and plan to launch the phone in Europe and America later in the year.

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Launch dates for Europe and the US are expected to be in November and December while the Windows 8 Huawei Ascend W1 will be available from 25th September for those of us in China!


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  1. Calvin
    September 17, 2012

    This definitely looks interesting. For me, while Chinese Android phones have nice specs and prices, in the long term the OS upgrades (or rather the lack thereof!) is what worries me most. With Windows Phone 8 at least I have the assurance that when an update comes out Microsoft will have my back.

    Now, whether this can compete against the king of WP8, the Lumia 920 is another matter 😀

  2. Francis.R.
    September 17, 2012

    Someone knows if WP8 supports dual sim? If not I am going to continue with Android 😛

  3. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 17, 2012

    I feel good knowing that I can get a Windows 8 phone before others here in the USA. Thank you China!

  4. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    September 19, 2012

    Does anyone know any sites accepting preorders on these, or that will be selling these Win 8 phones?