NuAns Neo hits Kickstarter with Windows 10 Mobile and swappable back covers

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We haven’t seen any new Windows 10 Mobile smartphones on T-Mobile since the Fierce XL’s launch earlier this year, but today a new Kickstarter has launched to get Windows fans their fix for a new device.

The NuAns Neo is now live on Kickstarter, and it boasts a unique design thanks to its Twotone covers. The back of the Neo is split into top and bottom halves, NuAns is selling Twotone covers in a variety of colors and materials. These covers can also hold your credit cards. NuAns is offering a Flip cover, too, that offers protection for the front of the Neo.

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The Neo itself features a 5-inch 1280×720 display and 5-megapixel wide-angle camera on its face, as well as a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera on its rear. Inside of its 11.3mm-thick body — which NuAns says will make the Neo comfortable to handle — is an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot, NFC support, and a 3350mAh battery. The Neo also boasts support for Continuum, which you can use to connect the phone to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to use it like a traditional PC.

When it comes to cellular connectivity, the Neo includes LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12, and 17, and NuAns touts that it includes APN settings for T-Mobile. There’s no mention of VoLTE or Wi-Fi Calling support, though, and so I’ve reached out to NuAns plans to get certified for those features before the Neo begins shipping to backers in November 2016.

Pricing for the NuAns Neo starts $270 for an early bird bundle with one Neo, and a Twotone cover or a Flip cover. Once all 1,000 of those are gone, NuAns will offer another 1,000 at a price of $325. The standard Kickstarter price for that bundle is $380, and the retail price will be $399.99. Also available is a $30 accessory tier that includes any combination of Twotone cover or a Flip cover.

The NuAns Neo is a unique smartphone thanks to its Twotone swappable covers, and while it’s not a super high-end phone, Windows 10 Mobile fans don’t exactly have a ton of options when it comes to new hardware nowadays.

Source: Kickstarter

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  • MisterSuperGod

    Checking out the site, this phone looks really thick.
    Could just be me but damn!

  • Guest

    I’m tired of all the phones that have B12 but no VoLTE. The FCC should be the one doing the certifications on that not T-Mobile, because T-Mobile doesn’t have the incentives to do them, on the contrary, the less unlocked phones people buy the more they will sell. Who knows why manufacturers prefer not to include VoLTE, but I have my suspicions.

    Change dot org anyone?

  • Steve Griffin

    I’m still waiting for the high end. Alcatel phone. That supposed to come out haven’t heard anything lately. But this phone looks pretty sweet. I might get it anyway.

  • Ordeith

    Also supports continuum. Probably one of the lowest cost Continuum capable phones.

  • Nate

    I don’t think I am interested in Windows Phone anymore.

    • Ordeith

      a bit disingenuous . you would have had to have interest in the first place to not be interested “anymore”. That isn’t the case, so no loss really.

      • Nate

        I used to be a windows mobile user up to the point of the HTC HD2. It was cool back then.

        • Ordeith

          That was before metro modern design, before the NT Kernel was ported, before universal apps, before SaaS. It isn’t comparable.
          You got suckered into Android early, it seems.

        • Nate

          Yeah, the early days of Windows phone were pretty rough. I ran away screaming.

          I had heard about a nice sounding larger HP windows phone that sounds pretty nice. Might give that a try.

        • Ordeith

          You never even tried it. Disingenuous to the end.

        • Nate

          I have tried it. Just nothing offered to get me hooked.

          I would be willing to try again though. Which I guess counts for nothing.

        • Ordeith

          It doesn’t count for much in the context of your original post, that’s for sure.

        • Nate

          awesome

  • jimjwilliamson

    I’m a fan of the Win10 system.. my wife has absconded with my FierceXL, which I really liked.. but hey, she’s happy, so I’m not as sad as if I had just misplaced it ;-)
    I’ll probably pick up another, I have her S6Edge right now, and I am utterly sick of Samsung..
    This NuAns won’t be my choice though, definitely not my style at all. It looks twice as thick as anything I have owned in ages…