MWC 2013: Huawei press conference set for February 24th

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Jan 222013

After unveiling three devices (the Ascend D2, the Ascend Mate and the Ascend W1) at CES 2013, Huawei appears to be getting ready to announce a few more. Invitations were sent out today for a press conference to take place on February 24th, the day before MWC 2013 officially opens. The outline of a smartphone gives us a good indication of what is on tap,

Huawei press invitation for MWC 2013

As for what device(s) Huawei could announce, there appear to be two candidates if past rumours are any indication. One could be the thinnest Windows Phone 8 device while the second looks to be aiming to simply be the thinnest smartphone in the world. The Ascend W2 (or W3?) would be a new higher-end Windows Phone 8 device sporting a dual-core processor, a 4.5-inch HD (1280×720) display, and an 8MP camera. The Ascend P2 would pick up where its predecessor left off and should be less than 6.45 millimeters thin.

With a month to go before MWC 2013, there is still plenty of opportunity for more details to emerge about these two devices and any other that Huawei still has up its sleeve.

Read more: GSMArena

Huawei Ascend P2 and Ascend W2 specifications revealed?

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Jan 142013

With CES now behind us, it’s time for the MWC rumours to start (or more accurately continue). Huawei, which unveiled the Ascend D2, Ascend Mate, and Ascend W1, is set to announce two more devices at next month’s event. Thin is definitely in for Huawei for the Ascend P2 and the Ascend W2. The former could be the next smartphone to grab the crown of world’s thinnest smartphone while the latter could the thinnest Windows Phone 8 device.

The Huawei Ascend P2 appears to be a successor to the Ascend P1 S unveiled at CES 2012. It is expected to be less than 6.45 millimeters thin. Based on leaked information, we can expect its specifications to be as follows:

  • Processor: 1.8GHz quad-core HiSilicon K3V2
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA
  • Other connectivity: GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Display: 5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS
  • Input: 5 point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP AF with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable
  • Dimensions / weight: 6.45 millimeters thin

As for the Ascend W2, not quite as much is known but here is what we have so far:

  • Processor: Dual-core
  • Operating system: Windows Phone 8
  • Display: 4.5-inch HD (1280×720)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 7.7 millimeters thin

A higher end device than the Ascend W1, the Huawei Ascend W2 could sell for ¥3,200 (about CA$510).

Read more: UnwiredNews (Ascend P2) and UnwiredView (Ascend W2)