Unique Windows 10 Mobile handset NuAns Neo fails Kickstarter funding goal

Japanese company NuAns launched its stylish mid-range Windows 10 Mobile handset, the NuAns Neo, last year. We went hands on with the device and walked away considerably impressed with the device, particularly with its ability to shed the two piece exterior via swappable shells, which are available in a variety of colors.

NuAns went global on Kickstarter last month to gather funds for its handset, but as we noted, it was struggling in its efforts. This has now been confirmed, as after 45 days of its campaign, it has failed to achieve its Kickstarter goal of $725,000, managing to reach only $142,368 from 489 backers around the globe.

Along with support for Continuum, the upper-mid-range handset boasts the following specifications:

  • 5-inch 720p display
  • Snapdragon 617
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage with expansion via microSD
  • 13MP camera, 5MP front-facing
  • 3350mAh battery
  • Wireless a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB Type-C with Quick Charge 2.0

While the NuAns Neo has failed its funding goal, the company has hinted that it plans to sell the device worldwide via other methods. With that being said, it's not surprising that NuAns failed at its Kickstarter campaign, particularly given the fact that excitement for Microsoft's smartphone OS is at an all-time low, with the company retrenching its efforts in the phone business.

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