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Huawei stomps onto Windows Phone scene with Ascend W1

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Huawei has pulled its first Windows Phone 8 blower out of the bag. The Huawei Ascend W1 sports a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 4-inch 800 x 480 IPS touchscreen – and according to its makers will be designed for affordability.

There’s no word on the actual price tag for the Ascend W1 as yet (in the UK or anywhere else in the world), but Huawei is keen to point out that its 470-hour standby time puts it ahead of every other smartphone in its class when it comes to battery life. Oh, and it’s 10.2mm thick, if that kind of thing is interesting to you.

The Huawei Ascend W1 will launch this month in Russia and China, and will follow elsewhere shortly afterwards. We’ll be hoping to get our mitts on one very soon.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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