Huawei W2 Windows Phone 8 device looks to challenge the high-end in 2013

Daniel Bader

November 16, 2012 2:28pm

Since the announcement of Windows Phone 8 in June, we haven’t heard much from Microsoft’s fourth launch partner, Huawei. While the mid-range W1 has been outed, the Chinese manufacturer has yet to formally announce any WP8 products.

Now it looks like Huawei is readying another Windows Phone 8 product, this time the high-end W2. It looks to have a screen 4.5 to 4.8 inches in size, with an 8MP rear camera and dual-LED flashes, along with a front-facing camera for Skype calls. We’d venture a guess that the insides will be packed with a dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM and a non-removable battery somewhere in the vicinity of 2000mAh, but who are we to say?

The design seems fairly mundane, though the backing does resemble a Cylon if you squint the right way. No word on when the W2 will be launched, but we’re hearing rumours of a CES announcement, so expect it in early 2013.

One more photo below.

Via: UnwiredView

  • Darth Paton

    when are windows phone 8’s coming to carriers other then the big 3? I mean cmon!!! Koodo, fido, virgin, mobilicity, wind, anyone of these would be okay!

    • ParkaPal

      The Lumia 920’s physically compatible with the non-big three, but Rogers got that exclusivity deal to sell it. If you can get the hardware and unlock it it’ll run fine on the other carriers.

  • Is This Bb10?


    I’m going to buy one for everyone in my family

  • Is This Bb10?

    When do we find out what colours it will come in?

  • Brandon

    Sorry. No

  • General Gustov

    They like to talk about windows8 phones , but where are they ??? do they want to sell them or just tease us about them pffffffffffffff

  • ile2010

    The W1 looks nicer.

  • 2c

    this will be a good device and RIP RIM!!!

  • John Marshall

    The design doesn’t have much character, but it sure looks appealing.

  • George

    Huawei is definitely not a high end brand LMAO LOL, they are the no name brand. Huawei can never compete against Samsung or HTC

    • stylinred

      i dont know the ascend p1 and d1 are great phones there’s just a unjustified stigma with the brand outside of china

      if you actually play with one they’re great phones, especially for the price

  • someguy

    Is it just me, or are those 4 corners of equal radii?