Huawei has revealed its second Windows Phone device. The Ascend W2 follows the W1 smartphone, which was announced earlier this year.
This new handset is described as being aimed at “value-savvy people”, although pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed. It was launched in China in August and will become available in Russia and the Netherlands this month, with other markets to follow.
Running on a Qualcomm dual-core 1.4GHz processor and equipped with a 4.3-inch WVGA LCD screen, the Huawei Ascend W2 is offered in a choice of black, blue, yellow and red cases.
Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating Systems Group, said “We’re excited to build on our partnership with Huawei to launch another unique handset that will delight customers around the globe. Huawei Ascend W2 will offer the consistent, high-quality Windows Phone experience in a colorful new form factor and at a great price.”
Recent figures from IDC placed Huawei as the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer during the past quarter.