Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone launching in SA

A Windows Phone linked to an Africa-specific app store will launch in SA soon, Huawei revealed

By - February 5, 2013
Huawei 4Afrika W1 Windows Phone 8

Huawei has launched its first Windows Phone 4Afrika, running the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, the company said in a statement today (5 February 2013).

The Chinese IT company said the device is aimed at boosting mobile accessibility and adoption within the fast-growing African continent, and will be available in Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Angola, Morocco and South Africa towards the later part of the Q1 2013.

According to Huawei, the 4Afrika is a customised version of the Huawei Ascend W1, which was launched earlier this year at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.

The smartphone is 10.15mm thick and features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) IPS LCD touchscreen with “zero-gap touch” technology.

Its 1,730 mAh Li-Polymer battery powers a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Adreno 305 GPU.

Additionally, the phone includes a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA shooter on the front.

Available exclusively for the African market, Huawei said that the 4Afrika phone features a “customised Store in Store” with a variety of applications and exclusive content including those built and designed by Africans for Africans.

Huawei 4Afrika W1 Windows Phone 8 press shot

Huawei 4Afrika W1 Windows Phone 8 press shot

Most popular cellphone brands in the world

Huawei scrutinised over security threat

Huawei puts hopes in smartphone market

Windows Phone 8 SA pricing showdown

Nokia Lumia 620 on sale in SA

Nokia Lumia 920 review

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Which smartphone do you prefer?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Eskom load shedding blame game won’t help: Minister

Eskom

The Minister of Public Enterprises has said South Africans must stand together to work through our “power challenges” and not point fingers

Best and worst banks: Online banking, Apps, and ATMs

Banks

The South African Customer Satisfaction Index has revealed the best and worst banks in South Africa

Eskom load shedding update: Tuesday 3 March

Stealing electricity eskom

The latest on load shedding from Eskom

Shuttleworth levy decision should have been made by government minister

Mark Shuttleworth

The decision whether to reverse an exit charge on Mark Shuttleworth’s capital transfer out of South Africa should have rested with the finance minister and not the SARB

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)