By Stephen Schenck | November 19, 2012 11:49 AM
The past few months have seen the arrival of plenty of rumors about Huawei’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 lineup. While some of what we’ve been hearing recently has left us unconvinced, accompanied by imagery that may or may not be depicting the manufacturer’s hardware, earlier leaks focusing on the Huawei Ascend W1 had us feeling a whole lot more confident. That phone showed up on camera a while back, followed by a closely matching press render. Those gave us a look at the handset in black and blue, and today we get our first glimpse at the W1′s white variant.
Unlike the two-toned black and blue model, the white Ascend W1 is consistent all over, with its faceplate matching the white back. While that makes it quite plain-looking when compared to some of the more colorful options offered by the likes of HTC and Nokia, its nevertheless a nice, clean design, and one that’s arguably even more attractive than the rounded-off Samsung ATIV S. Sadly, many of us may never get a chance to check one out, with no word yet about any plans for a launch outside China.
These images were initially posted to Twitter by what appears to be a Huawei employee, but the originating tweets have since been taken down.