Each year Chinese phone makers latch on to a new idea and run with it. Last year all phone makers had to have a quad-core 1080 phone, and this year we are seeing a similar situation with octacore devices, but the mid-range market is where we are seeing a fair amount of battling also.
After the success of the Xiaomi Hongmi in China and the iNew V3 internationally we are seeing more phones based around a mid-range quad-core set up with stylish looking and thin design.
Neo’s entry will be the Neo Rio Poppy, seen above for the first time in a real spy photo. From the spy shot we can make out the red and gold colours (very Iron Man) and can see dual access trays which will likely be for dual SIM and a micro SD card.
The Poppy is said to measure just 5.9mm and will first go on sale as a quad-core MT6582 device, although it is rumoured an octacore model with Mediatek MT6592 processor will also make an appearance.