Mid-range Oppo Neo now official, costs $215
After yesterday's tease of the upcoming Oppo Neo, the Indonesian branch of the Chinese phonemaker just made the phone official.
The Oppo Neo is built around a 4.5" IPS LCD display, which is extra sensitive and is capable of detecting touches even when you are wearing gloves. The screen packs a rather low resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 217ppi .
This places the Oppo Neo straight up into the mid-range smartphone category, where it'll be providing backup for the Oppo R819. The Neo is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core CPU, but there's no information of the processor architecture, internal memory or RAM at this point.
The Oppo Neo weighs just 130 grams and measures 132 x 65.8 x 9.2mm, which is pretty thin for the price range. It runs Oppo's ColorOS skin on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
At the back, there's a 5MP snapper, while at the front, there's a 2MP camera for video chatting. Specifications of the main camera are missing at this point - we guess it's going to record up to 720p videos, but Oppo is yet to confirm or deny that.
On the software side, the Neo features Quick reach, Oppo's gesture-based feature that can trigger a variety of features. The motтo of the phone is "Let your finger talk," which is an appropriate description of the feature.
The Oppo Neo will also be available in a dual SIM version. In Indonesia, the phone will retail for $215 (IDR2,599,000). There's no information if Oppo plans to bring Neo to more markets. We'll keep you updated as new information arrives.
A hat tip to Gerry for the tip!
neo is going to launch in india for 12k that would be around 190$ (8GB most probably)..but moto G has also launched in india for 201$ (8GB) 225$ (16GB)- 16$ dollars more than base price..but it is also shipping with charger and headset unlike in US i...
- 2014-02-06 09:06
Rather spend my rupiahs for polytron's smartphone than this rubbish!!
- 2014-01-17 14:13
You are wrong! You can get Moto G in first world countries, no problem. US, UK, Eastern EU,... Second + third world is a bit tricky and not so cheap but still available.
- 2014-01-16 17:39