Yellow and red colour variants of Huawei Ascend W2 shown on Twitter

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Following on from an earlier leaked image @evleaks has posted images to Twitter showing renders of the upcoming, Windows Phone 8 powered, Huawei Ascend W2 smartphone in its yellow and red colour variants.

As we noted in our earlier post previous rumours suggest that the Huawei Ascend W2 will be a high end device with a 4.3" LCD IPS display (720p resolution), with a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 process, 1GB RAM, an 8 megapixel main camera, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, and a 2,000 mAH battery. The device is expected to announced later this summer, possibly in the third week of June.

As with other Huawei devices pricing is expected to be competitive. It is likely to under cut the launch price of other "high spec" Windows Phone 8 devices, such as the Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X, and Samsung ATIV S. However, some of these device can now be had for a considerable saving on their launch price. For example, the ATIV S is now available for £245 SIM-free, a price that will be hard to beat even with Huawei's low production costs. 

Image credit: @evleaks

While the leaked image is, in our judgement, almost certainly genuine, come from a source with a good track record, and tie-in with existing rumours, they should be treated as unconfirmed until the formal launch announcement is made.