The country of Japan is getting yet another Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, but this one is a bit different in terms of its back case design. Pre-orders have begun for the previously revealed NuAns NEO phone, which allows owners to switch out different designs for both the upper and lower half, with a total of 64 possible combinations..
The "TWOTONE" covers can be bought with the phone itself, or they can be bought separately for 1,400 yen (or about $11). In addition, NuAns is also selling a "FLIP" case for the NEO which covers up the entire phone in a notebook-style design. It comes in eight different models and can hold a credit or NFC card for 3,680 yen ($30).
The phone itself sells for 42,700 yen ($378). It has a 5-inch 1280×720 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor running at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with a microSD card for adding more storage. It has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, along with a 3,350mAh battery. It uses a USB Type-C connection for charging, and also support's Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology for faster charging times.
While not officially supported yet by the Snapdragon 617, it appears that Microsoft and NuAns are trying to see if the NEO can also support the Continuum feature in Windows 10 Mobile as well. Shipments of the NEO are expected to begin in January 2016.
Thanks to "lifelower" for the tip!
Source: NuAns NEO