Huawei Ascend W1
|Compatible networks||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
|Availability by country||Q1 2013|
|Successor||Huawei Ascend W2|
|Operating system||Windows Phone 8|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4|
|CPU||1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait (MSM8230)|
|Memory||4 GB internal flash
512 MB RAM
|Removable storage||MicroSD (up to 32GB)|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1950 mAh|
|Data inputs||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor|
800x480 px 16m-color
|Rear camera||5.0 Megapixel, 2592х1944pixels, LED flash, autofocus 720p video|
The Huawei Ascend W1 is Huawei's first device to run Windows Phone 8. It was announced at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It was released in January 2013 as the least expensive Windows Phone in the Chinese market.
For African markets, the phone is named as "Huawei 4Afrika" as part of Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative.
- "Huawei Showcases its First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone". Huawei.
- Richard Lai (January 21, 2013), Huawei Ascend W1 now available in China for $260, cheaper than Lumia 620 locally, Engadget
- "Here are the Windows Phone 8 hardware requirements". Neowin. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
- Huawei Ascend W1 review: the company's first WP8 device is promising, yet flawed
- Huawei's Windows Phone 4Afrika leads Microsoft's latest push on the continent | The Verge