Confirmed: Neo N003 to be cheapest 1080p phone!

Getting the latest news about the upcoming Neo N003 quad-core phone has been extremely difficult, but after badgering our contact all week we can finally confirm a few things!

Neo say that they are trying to keep a low profile about the N003 as the 5-inch, quad-core phone hasn’t been released yet and their current dual-core N002 is still selling like hot cakes. But after a little persuasion I’ve finally got hold of some great news and more has been promised for next week.

First of all the Neo N003 will be a 5-inch full HD phone. Earlier we had reported that Neo had announced a 720 resolution, and then were having a poll to see what customers wanted. It now appears the decision has been made and that the N003 will feature a 1920 x 1080 HD screen!

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Currently the cheapest 1080p phone on the market is the iOcean X7 ‘Youth’ at 999 Yuan ($160) but this will all change once the Neo N003 arrives on sale at prices starting at just 899 Yuan! ($144). A flagship version of the phone will also go on sale at around 1499 Yuan ($241), quite a jump in price, and it will be interesting to see what the extra $100 will buy you!

As for a release date all we were told is that it will launch soon. We will keep you posted with more details as soon as are source get’s in contact again next week!

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  1. XrainX
    March 8, 2013

    If the difference is so big will be strange to have 003 with HDMI and 003 without HDMI (cheaper) or even USB-OTG function because of different PCB, case.
    Of course will be nice to have the cheap one with HDMI and USB-OTG, but without Gorilla Glass, maybe a smaller memory and camera.
    Now, with Miracast feature which is standard in Android 4.2 the HDMI is not important anymore so if they will keep the Gorilla Glass and the USB-OTG function for the Youth version, even with smaller camera and memory will be the best buy option.

  2. Pallavi Natarajan
    March 8, 2013

    Moderator, need your help! Can we trust UMI Mobiles India? Is X2 a good mobile? I’m following your posts recently, and it seems that X2 has lost it’s love before release. And btw, the management team in India are very fishy… please advice me whether to buy this or wait for some other mobile from Zopo.

  3. Whyzor
    March 8, 2013

    Gorilla Glass is just a brand name for a type of anti-scratch glass. There are plastic & other glass types that have similar qualities but are not branded Gorilla Glass.

  4. dual-sim seeker
    March 8, 2013

    Gizchina gets a mention on Engadet.
    Neo is known for building smartphones with price tags so low that a Nexus 4 would seem like a luxury. If GizChina’s contact (and convenient product render) is accurate, that bang-for-the-buck ratio may grow especially wide in the near future.
    /end QUOTE

  5. PeterP
    March 9, 2013

    I saw the Engadget as well. Well done Andi, I always do my g+ / wsite best to link to you. I was taken back by the Engadget mention though.
    NOW… forum/website with links how to buy them?? Perhaps with Roms as well?? Perhaps start a thread… have you bought a Chinese phone?? or is there one at XDA or something??
    Can’t believe this kinda site doesn’t exist. In fact, it’s the sort of thing the Chinese Government should sponsor to annoy the west. Russia seem to be making some headway though with local support of devices.

  6. bm
    March 9, 2013


    i´´m looking for a phone like this one, but i need it to be compatible with 3G WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHZ. I´m living in Argentia, whe have the same 3G frecuencies as AT&t USA.

    could you help me and let me know which models are compatibles with this frecuencies? I will really glad and would appreciate your help.

    best regards,


  7. March 10, 2013

    Yeah, right $160. Maybe that is like if you buy one right after it leaves the factory in China. Becomes $250 by the time it reaches a somewhat-reputable chinese seller site.

  8. JaBreeX
    March 11, 2013

    why no n003 that priced below 300$ in

    • March 11, 2013

      N003 hasn’t been launched yet

  9. MH Ananda
    April 10, 2013

    All the specs are good.What about N003’s GPU?

  10. hailme
    May 31, 2013

    i cannot wait when it will be out in market. If this can match other brands, I truly want to get one. let us know!