The unique NuAns NEO with Windows 10 Mobile is headed to Kickstarter for a worldwide launch

The NuAns NEO, an incredibly unique Windows 10 Mobile phone that is currently only available in Japan, is finally set for a worldwide release. Starting the last week of June the NuAns NEO will launch on Kickstarter, allowing interested buyers to pre-purchase one of the phones.

From NuAns:

The highly anticipated NuAns NEO mobile phone was first spotted at the 2016 Consumer Electronic Tradeshow in Las Vegas in early January. From that moment on, the curiosity and excitement only grew as consumers in the states waiting for news on the NEO. We are pleased to report that we are launching our Kickstarter campaign on the last week of June 2016 where consumers will have the opportunity to pre-purchase one of these units.

If you're unfamiliar with the NuAns NEO, the phone features swappable "TWOTONE" covers, allowing you to choose among an incredible number of different textures and colors for both the top and bottom of the phone's back. NuAns also offers Flip covers that will automatically wake the phone when opened.

For specs, the phone features a 5-inch 1280x720 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. We assume this global version will support most GSM and LTE bands, but we'll have to wait until final details are revealed.

The phone also supports Continuum and carries a USB Type-C port on board.

Unfortunately, a price and final launch date aren't yet known. However, we can expect to hear much more when the NuAns NEO launches on Kickstarter at the end of this month. For now, be sure to check out our hands-on with the NuAns NEO from CES in the video below.

We'll keep you posted when the Kickstarter goes live in case you are interested or you can read more about the NuAns NEO on their website. Speaking of, for the right price would you buy a NuAns NEO? Let us know!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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