Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone officially detailedAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Remember the Huawei Ascend W2? This colorful Windows Phone device showed its face in some leaked images way back in June, but since then there hasn't been much said about it either in the rumor mill or by Huawei itself. Today's a big day for the Ascend W2, though, as it's officially earned a spot on Huawei's website and has had its details spilled by the Chinese company.
The Ascend W2 features a 4.3-inch 800x480 touchscreen on its face that Huawei says is "super-sensitive" and will allow users to operate it while wearing gloves. Powering the Ascend W2 and its Live Tiles, too, is a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon MSM8230 processor and 1700mAh battery. Huawei has also included 512MB RAM, 8GB built-in storage, a 5-megapixel camera and connectivity options that include support for GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz and either WCDMA 900/2100MHz or WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz.
The Ascend W2 continues what seems to be a bit of a trend with many Windows Phone devices by being offered in several color options, including black, blue, red and yellow. Huawei's not stopping with the rear shell, though, as it's also included matching button backlight colors with its new Ascend W2.
Huawei's not wasting any time getting its new Windows Phone to market, as it's already offering the device in China and plans to launch it in Russia and The Netherlands sometime in November. No other availability details have been announced. The Ascend W2's predecessor, the Ascend W1, eventually made its way onto Walmart's Straight Talk brand here in the U.S., so it's certainly possible that we could eventually see the W2 bring its colorful self stateside as well.