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NuAns NEO – An Elegant Windows 10 Phone

Nuans NeoNuAns NEO Windows 10 smartphone does something that Microsoft wasn’t able to do – Create a Windows-based phone that’s actually interesting. NuAns NEO first appeared at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Trade Show in Las Vegas. The smartphone got a lot of attention for its design.

NuAns Neo CORE

NuAns Neo is made up of the CORE and a two-tone or flip casing. The CORE is where the hardware is. The processor is the SnapDragon 617 with an A53 1.5 GHz Octa-core. There are 2GB RAM and a MicroSD slot that holds cards up to 128GB. The weight is 150g and size is 141 x 74.2 x 11.3 mm. The main camera is 13 megapixels, F2.4, CMOS, auto-focus and a 24mm wide-angle lens. NuAns Neo battery capacity is 3,350mAh which translates into more than 960 minutes of talk time and 400 hours of standby time.

NuAns Neo Casing

The casing is either a two-tone or a flip case: the two-tone case has a slot for credit cards. Just remove the back panel. There are different colour options for the two-tone case and you can change them as you wish. The flip case is a bit fancier than the two-tone case. Its looks are elegant and there’s functionality built in. The flip case can be used as a stand and comes with storage for your cards.

The materials used for the casing are Tennage, Clarino, and Ultrasuede. These materials add a feel that other smartphones don’t have. They made the device a Windows 10 Phone that is different to anything else.

The thought process in the design of NuAns is to create a comfortable digital life. NuAns wants to remove the need for you to check battery life constantly. To design a phone that’s comfortable to hold out of the box. TO remove the cold, metallic, slippery texture of common smartphones. It’s true that the out of the box experience of smartphones isn’t the best. Users have seen enough smashed screens/smashed their own screens enough times to know they need a case which sometimes feels uncomfortable to hold, feels too thin to be comfortable. The case is an extra cost that is you don’t need.

NuAns NEO is found on Kickstarter. Time is running out for this project. $325 gets you a NEO CORE and a two-tone or flip case. Two NEO COREs and two sets of cases are available for $650 and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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