Amidst the heightened interest in the Windows Phone 8 platform, it is easy to forget that besides Nokia and HTC, there are other Microsoft OEM partners who have yet to announce their WP8 devices. Chief among the remainders is Huawei, where rumours of its mid-range Ascend W1 smartphone appeared even before the official launch of Windows Phone 8.
Interestingly, it looks like Huawei will not only be launching just the one device. New image leaks now show an Ascend W3, which will most likely be Huawei’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device. As with the original Ascend W1 rumour, there were no concrete specs to disclose, but from the photos we can see that it definitely has a larger screen than the W1, and has an 8MP camera capable of recording Full HD videos. Even better, a keen observer of the Live Tiles on the screen of the W3 will see the W3’s supposed dimensions: 4.5-inch screen of unknown resolution, and a thickness of 10mm. There’s even a 4G icon on the top of the screen, implying that it will be an LTE-enabled smartphone.
As with the W1, Huawei has nothing official to announce just yet, and many are speculating that these smartphones will probably only be officially launched during January’s CES event soon.