Neo N003 spy photos emerge, hint at possible launch

Normally very secretive, Neo have released more details and spy photos of the black version Neo N003 stirring up rumours a launch date is imminent!

It’s a tell-tale sign that the closer we get to a launch of a new product more ‘leaked’ documents, video and photo emerge online to get the fans hyped up, and when the leaks are coming from a relatively quiet company such as Neo the rumours start flowing.

Just a few days ago video of the upcoming Neo N003 was released, showing the low-cost 1080 phone and some of it’s key features such as OTG and MHL support, and today we have up close photos of the phone.

This version of the Neo N003 is a black model, and like the white one we saw in the video has a white band between the 5-inch FHD 1080p display and body, the production model is said to have a metal band.

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Like the iOcean X7 and JiaYu G4, the Neo N003 will be available in 2 versions, a low-cost 1GB RAM model for 899 Yuan ($145) and a high-end 2GB version, but prices for this version are still unknown.

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neo n003 box

At 899 Yuan the N003 is a sweet deal for a phone boasting a 1080p 5-inch display, quad-core MT6589 CPU, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 3000mAh battery Android 4.2 and OTG plus MHL! Here’s hoping a launch date will be announced soon!

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  1. joe
    April 26, 2013

    I’m sick of waiting the first one of these 1080p phones with 2gb ram comes out I’m gonna get I don’t care if its sheng, umi, neo, jiayu or whatever.

  2. April 27, 2013

    ive changed my interest from jiayu G4 to neo 003 as jiayu is more of words i wish neo have gorilla glass 2

  3. April 27, 2013

    Hello Andi, really loving your website.

    I came across this website about a month ago, and has been visiting daily since.

    I never knew that Quality Chinese Phones exist at such low prices.

    Keep up the Good Informative work up!! 🙂

    I am looking forward to getting one myself, but i am really concerned about their screen Quality.
    It would be really Nice if you can compare the Screens of this Phones with High End Android Phones, Like One X or Galaxy S3 – S4, One. The Viewing Angles, Brightness, Contrast, Colour Accuracy, Gamut Etc??


    Keep Ur Good Work Up Again!


  4. April 27, 2013

    Just release it!

  5. April 27, 2013

    YEah!!!! Im in the same situation

  6. Me
    April 27, 2013

    If they put a 720p screen in it, it would be more powerful…

  7. Manos
    April 27, 2013

    The look is like a Jiayu so and for me is the same phone… The screen is a problem but the price it will be better and it will run like crazy !

  8. April 27, 2013

    I only can said you as at the past…Neo is one of the interesting gsm of the worl cause the price and specifications, and yes it have Corning Gorila Glass 2 protection

  9. Ahmed
    April 27, 2013

    is it dual sim or not, this is important to now

  10. Dax
    April 27, 2013

    Can you post here the link where you pre-order this phone, pls? Also, I’m wondering, is it possible to watch divx avi movies with subtitle on this phone, and does it support pdf format? Thx! 🙂

  11. YoLoBoY
    April 27, 2013

    pre ordered today the basic version for $175 (incl free shipping to Europe) 🙂
    I hope it ll be released in early may 🙂

    • Toni
      April 28, 2013

      where do you find at this price?

  12. YoLoBoY
    April 27, 2013

    (I did not want to wait anymore for the Jiayu and the G4) 😛

    • Lola
      April 28, 2013

      is neo launched yet? No. So how is that not waiting??

      • ArthurLeRoy
        April 30, 2013

        The shipment for the Neo N003 is confirmed for Mid-May (according to a spanish forum, which made a bulk-order and are directly in contact with Neo).
        When Jiayu will be shipping out is written in the stars… I did not order via this site but via another reseller, for still a really good price (below 200$ with shipping)

        • Dax
          April 30, 2013

          Can you tell us who is another reseller for Neo and can it be trusted, pls?

          • ArthurLeRoy
            May 1, 2013

            i ordered mine at, I did never order there before, but they reviews for the shop were postive. moreover I paid via paypal, so the transaction is secured from their side.

            • Dax
              May 1, 2013

              @ArthurLeRoy: Thank you so much for the link of the site, but there is no warranty included there…And I also can’t make up my mind between Neo N003 and iOCEAN X7…What do you think, which one is better? 😀

        • May 1, 2013

          Yes is tru and the Spanish forum is htcmania 😉

  13. can you tell me where to buy this phone in china?

  14. tal levi
    April 28, 2013

    there is a post in this forum called “Neo N003 tear-down photos show off 3000mAh battery”
    it shows the device without cover and you can see it has 2 sim slots.

  15. wolf
    April 28, 2013

    Last week on Aliexpress there were only few resellers of Neo N003, now there are many reseller. Is it a sign of imminent launch?

  16. April 28, 2013


    Yes it will prepared to first may and the shipping about 2nd week of may

    • Dax
      April 28, 2013

      Guys I really want to pre-order this phone, but I’m not sure which site can be trusted! Can anyone suggest me some good site! I want to pre-order 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM version! 🙂

      • April 28, 2013

        At NEO site 😉

        • Dax
          April 29, 2013

          Yeah, you’ve already answered me the same question, but I need THE LINK of that site! I can’t find Neo’s official site. Pls, share the link with us!

          • April 29, 2013

            sry but i will buy it with the forum htcmania and is not me who do it.

          • IQbal
            May 4, 2013
            • andres
              May 5, 2013

              IQbal, the oficial site is: and the seller is “Ekungfu Chinese Brand Best Supplier” at aliexpress (there is a lot of sellers)

  17. April 28, 2013

    That 1gb rom and 2 gb rom versions, if you look at speed is the 2gb rom version faster or not? Or it can only open more apps at once?

  18. Dax
    April 30, 2013

    @Nahúm Pérez Mesa: Thank you!

  19. andres
    May 4, 2013

    preorder done for premium version for 260usd, nice ah!
    the seller told me that will be send in 30days aprox.

    someone had more info for release date?

  20. Tjoe
    May 6, 2013

    According to this link…it says neo will only be releasing this on june 25th….

    • May 6, 2013

      Nice one thanks

  21. Elias A
    May 15, 2013

    I notice that you are all in Europe so my question is don’t teas phone have to have the CE certified to import to Europe?

    • May 16, 2013

      I think that isn’t CE logo, because is only for the chinesse market.