NuAns Neo is an interesting, Continuum-capable smartphone
Snapdragon 617 supports Windows 10’s Continuum
Arguably the most distinctive feature in Windows 10 Mobile is Continuum, and Microsoft already released two smartphones which can be connected to external monitors and used as PCs. Lumia 950 and 950 XL are pioneers, but Microsoft promised that Continuum will be coming to cheaper devices in the future.
A Japanese company has demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas its first Windows 10 Phone called NuAns Neo. This is quite an interesting product largely due to its aesthetics, but also because of Continuum.
NuAns Neo is unique with its two piece swappable shells in different colors and textures. The design of the phone reminds of the mighty Lumia 920, and even the thickness and the weight of the Japanese phone are comparable – the NuAns Neo weighs 150gr and has a thickness of 11.3mm.
The phone is powered by a decent Snapdragon 617 processor that seems to support Continuum. All you need is to connect the phone to a special Dock which looks better than Microsoft’s Dock and even acts like a desktop lamp.
Aside from aesthetics and Continuum, the phone falls in the mid-range segment, according to the 2016 standards. The remaining specs are: 5-inch HD screen, USB Type-C with fast charging, 13MP camera, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, MicroSD, and a huge 3350 mAh battery.
Unfortunately, the NuAns Neo is likely to be only available in Japan for a relatively high price, but at least the phone proves that some companies are still developing unique and adorable devices.
Here’s a short hands-on video with the phone by Mobilegeeks.de: