Japan's NuAns Neo is the first highly customizable Windows 10 smartphone

Japan's NuAns Neo is the first highly customizable Windows 10 smartphone
Most Windows-based smartphones aren't known for their extravagant designs, so we're surprised to see the NuAns Neo, a new Windows 10 handset from Japan that lets users customize its aspect with tens of possible combinations.

The NuAns Neo is comprised of a "core" (this is the smartphone itself) and two different rear covers that change the look of its upper and lower halves. These covers have various colors, and can be made out of materials like wood or synthetic leather. Some are included in the NuAns Neo retail box, while others can be purchased separately. There are also flip covers that can be paired with the core device.

Also interesting is the fact that the NuAns Neo is the first Windows 10 handset to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor - the same new chipset that's found inside the HTC One A9. Other features include a 5-inch 720p display, LTE, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, USB Type-C port, and a 3350 mAh battery.

Pre-orders for the NuAns Neo are available starting today in Japan, though the handset won't ship before January 2016. What about the price? Well, the NuAns Neo can be purchased for about $380. It doesn't look like the smartphone will be released outside of Japan. Would you buy one?


source: NuAns (in Japanese) via Windows Central

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8 Comments

1. jojon

Posts: 421; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

i would, but their colour options are something less than exciting

3. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Wow! Sell it outside the Japan

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that thing look like 15mm thick :-/

5. JocularJ

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Calling it "highly customizable" is a harsh exaggeration. If Motorola made a Windows 10 version of the Moto X, then that would deserve the title

6. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

"change the look of its bottom and lower halves" Upper and lower halves, maybe?

7. Florin.T

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

It's upper, of course. Silly hands, they don't always listen to what the brain wants to type. Edited, thanks!

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Don't blame your hands, blame your brain instead.

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm this devices C USB connector means it's a Continuum capable Windows 10 mobile smartphone. The Japanese love devices that can morph into another device. With Continuum a Windows 10 Mobile smart with the dock can connect to a large screen monitor and mouse and keyboard to become a hybrid PC device through Universal Apps

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