Trinity, the little known Japan-based manufacturer of the striking, uniquely designed and highly customizable NuAns NEO smartphone, probably never expected this unconventional project to so rapidly turn into a global phenomenon.
As such, while the company didn’t need the financial support of the masses to actually build and distribute the mid-range Windows 10 Mobile device domestically, rolling it out around the world is proving slightly trickier.
But if only $725,000 is raised on Kickstarter by August 9, Trinity promises to release the two-tone, multi-color, multi-material 5-incher everywhere from USA to Canada, South America, UK, Sweden, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, India and Australia.
Individual contributions start at $30, which will merely hook you up with one of those special, zebra-like cases or a slightly more conventional flip cover. The phone itself sets you back $270 at the moment, though if you snooze, you may see the early bird limited price jump to $325 or even $380 once the first couple of thousands of backers get in.
That’s still less than the $400 MSRP, and it obviously includes a two-tone or flip case, as well as W10M software goodies, 720p screen resolution, Snapdragon 617 processing power, 2GB RAM, 3,350 mAh battery, 13 and 5MP cameras, USB Type-C connectivity, and Continuum compatibility.