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Affordable 4.5-inch Oppo Neo with "gloves mode" now official

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Affordable 4.5-inch Oppo Neo with "gloves mode" now official

Oppo is teasing a new smartphone that will be more compact than the company’s 5.8-inch N1 (which, by the way, has a CyanogenMod Edition).

Called Oppo Neo, the upcoming device features a 4.5-inch IPS display and “gloves mode” (so it appears that, just like Nokia’s latest Lumias, the new Oppo handset can be used while wearing gloves). These details were revealed via a teaser image posted by Oppo Indonesia. There is no word on what OS the Neo uses, but it’s probably Color OS - Oppo’s customized version of Android Jelly Bean.

Oppo could officially announce the 4.5-inch Neo in the near future, at the same time with the Find 7, another rumored handset that should feature a larger 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display and a Snapdragon (800 or 805) processor.

Since Oppo entered the US market with the N1 CyanogenMod Edition recently, maybe some of its upcoming smartphones will also be released Stateside. We'll let you know if it happens.

Update: the Oppo Neo is now official. Its 4.5-inch display has 480 x 854 pixels, while its OS is indeed Color OS. Other features: dual SIM capabilities, dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and a 1,900 mAh battery. The Neo will be launched in Indonesia first, for around $215. There's no word on international availability.

source: Oppo Indonesia via GSMArena

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posted on 15 Jan 2014, 07:15

1. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

LOL....That missing 's' in Finger, in 'Let your Finger Talk', makes a lot of difference _!_

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 07:25 1

2. c.django (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2014)

Phonearena remove that phrase "with gloves one" and don't use it for marketing, because even my Huawei U 8130 with 2.5" screen and 600 mhz cpu dated back from 2010 works with gloves . it's ridiculous to use it as a marketing point.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 07:41

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Show me a video that you use it with ski gloves or anything thick.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 09:38

5. c.django (Posts: 13; Member since: 09 Jan 2014)

i work in construction firm and im using it daily with my gloves on, so dont be brainwashed from those marketing videos photos showing the gloves on a lumia phone or others phone the huawei that im using is abuot 50 $ and it does the job perfectly, also i own a galaxy s4 for other part of the daily life .

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 07:44 4

4. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

Of course. Those were resistive touchscreens. -_-

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