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 Share on LinkedIn
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

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