We’ve heard a lot about the Huawei Ascend W2, and we’ve also seen it a few times, either in renders, or in live photos.
Huawei has official showcased the W2 today – in China – confirming that it’s a low-cost Windows Phone 8 handset.
It looks like the smartphone isn’t as thin as initially believed. Or at least the model showcased today (made for China Mobile, and coming with TD-LTE connectivity) isn’t, since it measures 134 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm. Anyway, the new Ascend features: a 4.3 inch WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.
There will be at least three color versions of the new WP8 Ascend: black, yellow, and red.
It’s still not clear when Huawei will announce the Ascend W2 for international markets. But it should happen pretty soon anyway.
According to previous rumors, the W2 might cost less than $300. Even so, when it will be released around the world, it’s going to have tough competitors in Nokia’s Lumia 620 and Lumia 520 – both are pretty nice entry-level smartphones, and each cost less than $250.
The Ascend W2 is Huawei’s second Windows Phone 8 device, after the W1 that’s been available since January.