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Neo: Quad-Core, 5.3-Inch, HD 13-MP Android Smartphone Leaked, Costs $160

Neo's N003 smartphone has been leaked. The device offers a quad-core processor, an HD 5.3-inch screen, and other compelling components for $160.

The Chinese handset manufacturer is apparently preparing to announce the device early next month, with an initial launch scheduled soon after in China. The Neo N003 offers a 5.3-inch HD display, a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery.

Its screen, however, offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels rather than 1080 pixels. The quad core processor is supplied by MediaTek, which isn't as high profile as ones produced by Samsung or Qualcomm. Still, it's not often that a device with such high-end specs is offered for such a budget price.

While it's unclear exactly which version of Android the Neo N003 will run on, 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected to be the smartphone's platform of choice.

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  • killerclick
    Too big. I just don't have pockets that large that I can wear all year round.
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  • gregck
    While this may seem tempting, chi-pads and chi-phones are made with inferior parts and will not be nearly as good as their legitimate competitors. This may seem obvious, but some of these cheap chinese android tablets/phones look damn scrumptious.
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  • what gregck said is right.

    also, the mediatek quad core SOCs are using cortex a-17 cores. not that great performance. and a not so great GPU as well is used.

    china phones tend to also skimp on quality of glass used. there are high quality china phones, but their price is higher...sometimes very close to "real" phones
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  • stridervm
    I have gone to a lot of china made/brand phones with Android on it. They are quite worth it. Of course they are not as well rounded (A balanced GPU + CPU for example.) but will serve you well if you want a specific thing on it .

    Anyway back to the article. The third paragraph has some bizarre wording

    "Its screen, however, offers a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels rather than 1080 pixels. "

    Do you mean 1080p (1920x1080p)? It's just badly worded all around.
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  • bavman
    I think he's saying the screen is HD (1280x720) as opposed to full HD (1080p).

    I find it really awesome that you can get a phone with such high specs like this considering there are worst phones on the US market that cost more subsidized with a contract
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  • vaughn2k
    you gotta love competition...
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  • bustapr
    this may not be the best phone out there, but its looking like a damn fine backup phone to have lying around. you can spend more on a worse phone.
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  • catfishtx
    You know, if you are not due for an upgrade or want to avoid a contract altogether, this is not a bad option. You know it is not a top level device, so hopefully expectations would be lower. I can definitely see this as a beginner phone for teens or a backup device.
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  • ajrm
    Not sure how reliable or well rounded chinese phones are,but there are a few Indian manufacturers that do a brilliant job of packaging a balanced product at really affordable prices, I own a Xperia Mini and its brilliant but I am kicking my self for buying it just for the brand value.. Micromax is one such Indian company that makes really good Android phones such as this one http://tech2.in.com/features/smartphones/micromax-a116-canvas-hd-a-specifications-review/705342 , planning on ditching my Mini running JB for this...
    costs about 15000 INR which is a little less than $300 .. Some pitting it to be one of the Android phones around..
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  • scannall
    sangonanawhat gregck said is right.also, the mediatek quad core SOCs are using cortex a-17 cores. not that great performance. and a not so great GPU as well is used. china phones tend to also skimp on quality of glass used. there are high quality china phones, but their price is higher...sometimes very close to "real" phones

    Actually, the GPU is excellent. PowerVR 544MP. The A-7 may be kinda meh though.
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