NuAns is trying out luck by asking for support for its new NEO Windows 10 smartphone at Kickstarter. The Japanese company came out of nowhere to announce a new cell phone that could answer to what a lot of people is asking for, a comfortable handset. However, the company needs funding, and it is using the services provided by Kickstarter where people from all around the world can “invest” in new projects.
Apparently, the Japanese tech organization has been flying under the radar because there is very little information about them on the net. Nevertheless, there is plenty of information about its new NEO smartphone.
NuAns has two very experienced CEOs Tetsushi Hoshikawa and Junichi Nagamaya. They are bringing a somewhat new concept to the table called comfortable digital life. Under this premise, the company claims handsets in the market might be a little uncomfortable because of their design, and the team behind the NEO thinks their device is the answer for people that want a sturdy and comfortable device.
A thing to note is the selected OS. In spite of Android’s domination in the mobile market, the Japanese company is betting everything on Windows 10.
Thin and light are not always better
The NEO was shown for the first time to the public at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Trade Show in Las Vegas where a lot of people expressed to be interested in the phone’s market release. The first thing the attendants would not is its size. It is not as thin as the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy 7, but it is still somehow very comfortable to grab, especially for people with big hands. It is big enough for a natural hand grab, but small enough to quickly slide it in the pocket. It has a main core covered by two plates which provide both decoration and functionality. Besides protecting the phone, the plates can hold extra sim cards in a discrete way.
The developing team relied on Windows 10 to give their gadget a soul, and the post made particular emphasis on how the phone changed the working environment. That is why NEO will support the same interphase that both tablets and personal computers already have. To do this, the Japanese company put a monster under the stylish cover, the SnapDragon 617. This octa-core processor is one of the most influential in the current mobile device market. Also, it has 2 GB ram and 16 GB of space, but clients can expand this via micro SD cards up to 128 GB.
NuAns claims the phone can roll on for a minimum of 16 hours which bests the iPhone’s capacity by 2 hours. NEO is equipped with a better 13 MP camera, the iPhone 6S’ has 12MP, but the display is not full HD.
All in all, NEO looks like a great smartphone for people looking power and durability without losing style. A powerful processor, comfortable size, and a very good price is the formula the company is using. Kickstarter set the market price at $399 with special “early bird” offers which are way better than the $800+ people have to pay for a last-generation Galaxy or iPhone.