Huawei Ascend W2 headed to Europe this month

Huawei Ascend W2Huawei first unveiled the Windows Phone 8-powered Ascend W2 earlier this summer. Offered initially in China, it is now making its way to Europe later this month. Given the success that Windows Phone has had with the Nokia Lumia 520, this latest entry-level device could also do wonders for Microsoft’s mobile operating system.

“We’re excited to build on our partnership with Huawei to launch another unique handset that will delight customers around the globe,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s recently-formed Operating Systems Group.

Huawei Ascend W2 specifications

  • Processor: 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Phone 8
  • Other connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Display: 4.3-inch WVGA (480×800) IPS
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Internal storage: 8GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with 720p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1,700mAh
  • Dimensions: 134 × 67 × 9.9
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Colors: Black, blue, yellow, and red

Pricing for the Huawei Ascend W2 was not announced. Given that it sells for about CA$175 in China, expect a similar price when it launches by the end of the month in various European countries.

Myerson’s comment that it will “delight customers around the globe” leaves the door open to an eventual launch in North America.

Source : Windows Phone Blog