A leaked PR image of a new Windows Phone from Huawei is apparently the Ascend W2, according to reliable Twitter-based tech tipper evleaks.
If it's genuine, the W2 looks a thinner, more curvaceous mobile than the Chinese company's first Windows Phone 8 effort, the W1, which reached the UK a few months ago with no fanfare whatsoever.
The new blower could be officially launched next month at Huawei's June event, which promises a new Android flagship phone -- the. If the launch is anything like Samsung's upcoming , it'll feature new Windows Phones too.
Earlier rumours about the W2 pegged it with a 720p 4.3-inch display, a Snapdragon S4 chip, an 8-megapixel camera and 1GB of RAM -- up from the W1's meagre 512MB. That leak reckoned it'll go on sale for under £200, which tallies with the W1's current UK price of £180.
If that's accurate, it'll be up against the Editor's Choice-winning, which has a slightly smaller and lower-res display, and is less powerful, but offers all of Nokia's excellent sat-nav and music gubbins.
Huawei also lifted the lid on two super-budget Android mobiles today, the, which are out next week from TalkTalk for just £5 and £10 per month respectively. Crikey, that's cheap.
earlier this year as the third biggest smart phone maker in the world, and is looking to build on its success with dirt-cheap Android phones in its native China with more expensive mobiles here, just as HTC once did. It has a long way to catch up to its more prestigious rivals in terms of design and marketing, but it could end up taking a serious chunk out of Samsung's business if it plays its cards right.
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Image credit: @evleaks