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New Windows Phone 8 handset from Huawei?

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Rum: 5

Well, well, well. Look what we have here, a mysterious handset that's reportedly manufactured by Hawaei. The manufacturer has yet to fully open up into the Windows Phone market, though a number of leaks have been previously covered by the news, including ourselves. So, what are we looking at in the alleged photos?

While there's no Huawei branding on the handset, it looks similar to what we've seen leaked before that was claimed to be hardware from the company. The device appears to be a relatively large device that clearly sports Windows Phone features, including the obvious Windows logo, arrangement of capacitive buttons, as well as branding on the rear of the device. There's also flash accompanying the rear shooter and speaker grill.

Huawei WP 4

What's more is the Huawei handset's USB port is located on the bottom of the handset, aligned in the centre - much like what we've witnessed so far with current Apollo hardware. Overall, the look of it isn't half bad - it's actually an attractive Windows Phone, which looks to mimic what Nokia and HTC are going for.

The CEO of Huawei, Yu Chengdong, previously stated the company will be absent from the launch of Windows Phone 8 due to relations with the US becoming slightly rocky. We could well see the manufacturer finding its relationship with Microsoft being distanced slightly until everything blows over completely, but we can still see leaked images of course.

The device in question looks remarkably similar to the leaked Huawei Ascend P1, which we took a look at earlier in the month. The Ascend P1 was slated to sport a 4.0 screen WVGA, 1.2 GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera with possible 3MP front, 2000 mAh battery and be available in a variety of colours.

We like it, whatever this Windows Phone is. It reminds us of the HTC 8S in black and white, which isn't a bad thing. Could we be seeing Huawei's plans to enter the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem with both the Ascend P1 and this leaked handset? Only time will tell, but more manufacturers is better than none at all, and we'll welcome the Chinese company with open arms with these designs.

Let us know your thoughts after some more images below.

Source: GSM Insider; thanks, LiuXiang, for the tip!

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juan6996 says:

ITS THE SURFACE PHONE O_O

KustomAU says:

Yeah that first pic made me think the same thing. Looks nice.

lubbalots says:

Can't be. Surface phone should be no less than 5", made of vapormg, have a kick stand, touch cover, and stellar camera.

I think the back looks downright UGLY

Tips_y says:

Don't like the back too. But if the leaked price of $320 holds and with those specs, I'll take it, back and all.

ThePKReddy says:

Hawaei? Hawaii?

Pronounced who-a way. Ridiculous name IMO.

IsTrooper2 says:

You call a name ridiculously because it's Chinese? Oh right, I totally forgot only the English language exists in this world.

Don't like the lip the screen seems to have at the bottom before the rest of the frame.

chfhyh says:

i really wish the Asian manufactures can came up with their only unique design

gzlesk says:

No way it should be 4.5 - 4.8 inches

ChrisLynch says:

It looks a lot like a Lumia on the front picture.

blessthejon says:

So is the square design the signature look of windows phones?

Dhishum says:

could this just be the prototype for testing or invitations graphics?