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Quirky Windows 10 smartphone NuAns Neo ready to leave Japan via Kickstarter


The curious Japanese Windows phone NuAns Neo might actually see an international release, if it manages to meet its Kickstarter goal of $725,000.

The Neo is an intriguing device, mainly aimed at the casual business types, with full Continuum support and customizable design. The mid-ranger was unveiled last year in Japan, sporting an octa-core Snapdragon 617, backed with 2GB of RAM, USB Type-C support and a 3350 mAh battery. Although the specs don't sound so hot right now, the Neo could still find a niche in the international Windows market and that's exactly what NuAns is hoping for with the Kickstarter campaign that it launched earlier today.

At the time of writing, Kickstarter backers have pledged over $13,000, with 38 days to go. The base tier is $30, for which you'll get either a back cover for the Neo, or a flip case of your choice. If you pledge $250 or more, you'll get the “Early Bird Deal”, which includes a Neo phone and a back cover or a flip cover of your choice, but all devices in this tier have already been claimed, so that's that. Next comes the $270 tier with an identical offer and a total of 1000 devices available, followed by the $325 and $380 tiers, which offer the same, but will still save you some money on the Neo's somewhat steep final price of $399.99. Lastly, there's the $650 tier which gets you two Neo phones along with two sets of cases of your choice.

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