Huawei hints at launching a waterproof Windows Phone 8 smartphone

Ian Hardy

June 12, 2013 1:03pm


Huawei has just taken to Facebook and teased those interested in their products that they’ll be releasing a water resistant, or possibly fully waterproof smartphone. The image shows a Windows Phone 8 device – potentially the heavily leaked Ascend W2 – being dunked into water.

The Facebook post stated that “as anticipated for many rumors, a new ultra-slim attractive design will enrich the collection of smartphones Huawei!” The Huawei Ascend W2 rumoured specs have it sporting a 4.3 inch 720p display, 7.7 mm thin, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 8MP camera with LED flash that captures 1080p HD videos.

We’ll see what happens when Huawei officially announces the unknown device. Since WIND Mobile just launched the Huawei Ascend W1 there’s a good chance the Ascend W2 will be a follow-up.

Source: Huawei Facebook
Via: WMPU, PocketNow

  • Liberal Phone Person

    Am I the only one who thinks that Huawei is under-rated?

    • Plazmic Flame

      No, you are not the only one.

      Huawei makes some pretty killer high-end devices. Unfortunately, they only bring the low to mid range stuff to Canada.

      It’s simply due to brand power though. It would be hard for carriers to push something high-end from Huawei against the likes of devices such as the Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, Nokia 9XX, etc

    • Philosoraptor

      The P6 looks incredible on paper, and at a speculated price of $400. Wouldn’t be too hard to push Huawei phones at that price, especially for carriers like Wind, Koodo, Virgin, Fido, or Mobilicity.

  • Desi Jatt

    Huawei has been making great phones lately and are always reasonably priced

  • Angulo

    Great feature for flushing it down the toilet!

    Buy Canadian, buy BB!

    • Philosoraptor

      Yeah, my Mexican-made Z10 really made me a proud Canadian.

    • mdram

      There will be lots of happy sewer workers in the future!

    • hunkyleepickle

      Enough of your faux nationalist fervor, everything we own is made in far off countries, by poor people in poor conditions. Rim included.

    • Angulo

      Right, so based on your great logic, let’s just give up and buy those same brands that you say exploit people. And kill our job market while we’re at it. It’s not nationalist fervor, it’s concern for our economy and our well-being.

    • hunkyleepickle

      You already have ‘given up’. Unless you live in the bush completely off the grid, nearly everything you possess is ‘made in china’ or the like. To say that our economy is deeply impacted by a small group of waterloo engineers and execs at Blackberry is diluting yourself. When you buy blackberry, you don’t really buy canadian.

  • PT

    Does it comes with a spywares build in?