The NuAns NEO launched in Japan earlier in 2016, but the company failed in its efforts to crowdfund a worldwide launch for its phone via Kickstarter later in the year. In a recent comment post on its Kickstarter page, NuAns stated its plans for the future.
We are planning a re-launch with an updated version of the NuAns NEO. We took everyones (sic) concerns and comments from our first crowdfunding campaign and are working on upgrades and improvements before launching another campaign.
The first version of the NuAns NEO had a 5-inch 1280x720 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, and a USB Type-C port along with support for Continuum. Its most unique feature allows owners to switch out both its top and bottom cover for the back of the phone, with 64 possible combinations.
Again, the company has not offered any details on what improvements it will add to the NuAns Neo, but it did say that it will provide that info via its monthly email newsletter.
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