Huawei unveils low-end smartphone at CES


The Chinese manufacturer has unveiled the Ascend W1, a smartphone that claims to have the longest battery standby time of those in its class, at the CES

Huawei has unveiled its first smartphone to run on Windows Phone 8, at the consumer electronics show (CES) today.

The Ascend W1 boasts the longest battery standby time among smartphones with similar specifications.

It has a four-inch screen, is 10.15mm thin and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

The Chinese manufacturer has not said when it will be released in the UK or how much it will cost, but rumours are that it will not cost more than about £125.

The device will be available in China and Russia from January 2013, with Western Europe, Middle East, USA and other selected countries to follow.

Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu said: “At a price that makes sense to consumers, Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”