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Picture of Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone 8 smartphone leaks

Huawei already released its first Windows Phone 8 handset earlier this year. The Ascend W1 is certainly one of the better smartphones running Microsoft’s mobile platform, at least when it comes to value for money. At £110, only the Nokia Lumia 520 is cheaper.

Online technology shop website Fast Card Tech has listed another Windows Phone 8 handset from Huawei, the Ascend W2, a device set to take on the likes of the Samsung Ativ S, the Lumia 820 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X.

The Ascend W2 is said to have a 4.3in 1,280 x 720 pixel IPS touchscreen display, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, possibly the same that powers the rest of the high end competition (the MSM8960), 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with full HD video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 2,000mAh battery, GPS.

Expect that handset to come with at least 16GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot. The starting price of the Ascend W2 is also expected to be less than $300 (just under £200), which would make of it a very tantalising purchase.

It is worth noting that rumours about the Huawei Ascend W2 first emerged back late last year together with the W1.