Nokia Lumia 920 Competitot Huawei Ascend W1

The Nokia Lumia 920 sure has been generating a lot of buzz for Windows Phone 8 and has gotten a lot of people interested in the upcoming OS from Microsoft. So much interest that it’s starting to look like it’s influencing other manufacturers to join the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon.

HTC and Samsung both have high profile Windows Phone 8 devices, the HTC Phone 8X and the Samsung ATIV S, hitting the market soon. Today, we’ve got word that Huawei has their own Windows Phone 8 smartphone in the works — the Ascend W1.

Nokia Lumia 920 Competitot Huawei Ascend W1


Yugatech reports that Huawei was rumored to have a September 25 event lined up to announce the device but that eventually proved to be false. However, Huawei did confirm that they’re planning to release Windows Phone 8 device called the Ascend W1:

“The September 25 launch is nothing but hoax. It is confirmed by a Huawei spokesperson that they don’t have any events during the said date. But all is not lost as the company mentioned that they indeed have plans of releasing a WP8 handset which would go by the name of Ascend W1.”

The even bigger news though is that Huawei may actually be planning an even better Windows Phone 8 smartphone that might be called the Ascend W2. According to rumors, the Ascend W2 will the premium device and will be the one going up against other high-end Windows Phone 8 devices like Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Phone 8X.

Details around pricing and specs are practically non-existent at the moment but we’ll be keeping an eye out for more and be sure to share them to you as soon as they’re available.

I think I know the answer already but I gotta ask — do you think the Huawei Ascend W1 or Ascend W2 can compete against the Nokia Lumia 920? Sound off in the comments below!


  1. Huawei will probably not compete directly with Nokia Lunia 920. Those who want to purchase a 920 would probably not being looking at Huawei W2 as an alternative but if Huawei comes in at a good price point, those who could not afford the 920 might pick up the W2 vs. selecting the lower end Nokia 820. The competition among Windows 8 phone manufaturers might be very beneficial if they help to drive a higher overall penetration in the market for Microsoft.

  2. If Microsoft makes Nokia apps available on other devices I might look into them, but otherwise, I’m sticking to Lumia.

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