There are plenty of smartphone OEMs in China that we’ve probably never heard of. Given that the country is so big, most of the time they don’t really see the need to expand overseas as the local market is enough to generate revenue, that and the fact that they’d probably have to spend a lot more to compete in a foreign market might not seem like a prudent investment.
That being said, a Chinese company called NEO has recently published a photo of its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone that we have to admit looks pretty amazing. In reality the device is the NEO M1 which actually runs on Android, but the image posted is probably a concept that shows what the device could look like if it were running Windows Phone instead.
Given that Microsoft has recently decided to axe its Windows Phone licensing fees also opens the door to potential OEMs, like NEO. As far as specs are concerned, the NEO M1 will sport a 5-inch HD display with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, a 13MP camera by Sony, a 2,000mAh battery and a full metal build.
There is one caveat and that is that the phone will be powered by MediaTek’s MT6582 quad-core chipset, a component that Microsoft has not announced support for at the moment. What this means is that the phone pictured above could be a proof of concept or it is possible that NEO could turn to Qualcomm instead if they wanted to make this phone a reality.
In any case like we said it looks pretty damn sleek and elegant and we would not mind getting our hands on one, but what do you guys think? Is this a Windows Phone you could get on board with?