Newman are back and ready to launch a new phone next month


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When was the last time you heard about Chinese smartphone maker Newman? Yep it has been awhile, but it is great to see that they are still alive and kicking.

Newman were one of the first Chinese smartphone makers that made an impact outside of China. If you cast your mind back you might remember the Newman N1 and N2, the latter shipped with a Samsung Exynos chip.

Last year was a very quiet year for Newman and we were worrying that perhaps they had met a terrible fate, but that is not the case! Today on the official Newman Weibo page, the company have released some details of their upcoming launch and new phone.

From the teasers we can piece together than the upcoming Newman smartphone will feature YunOS, the sale Alibaba ROM that Meizu and Philips have been using.

As for the phone itself, well it looks like a slender stylish device and appears to have some sort of button or control on the rear just below the camera sensor. Chances are that this is a fingerprint scanner for added security.

Details of the hardware of the phone haven’t been released, but we feel confident that we will learn it is a flagship Mediatek device during the launch event on April 8th.

[ Weibo ]
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20 Comments

  1. Ivo001
    March 20, 2015

    That fingerprint scanner is in a usefull position…
    …only when holding the phone with your left hand.

    • Aa
      March 20, 2015

      No, think again. It is usable in your right hand!

  2. Steven Fox
    March 20, 2015

    Newman phones were great back in the day, I hope these new devices can compete with the what has now become a crowded manufacturers market.

  3. Sirrr
    March 20, 2015

    Well, believe it or not I still have a Newman N2. Decent hardware for that time, but the official support was dropped after a few month (stuck at 4.1), no sources for a decent ROM (even if there are still few enthusiasts trying there best to improve an ancient ROM), no nothing. NO THANKS

    • fair-judger
      March 22, 2015

      don’t forget how many brands in those time had official software support?? thl,zop,jiayu in addition to huawei,zte,iaomi,meizu….but none of the first were actually a “update support” brands and only bring the best feature with good price for lo&mid-range customers…even zte didn’t bring the updates to their phones at that time..also,newman were a huge success in terms of updating..29 updates were released in less than 6-8 months…which is alot considering any other brand’s software update.

  4. Arydor
    March 20, 2015

    Terrible phones, even worst customer service. a mistake I won’t repeat again.

  5. Ivo001
    March 20, 2015

    That fingerprint scanner is in a usefull position…
    …only when holding the phone with your left hand.

    • Aa
      March 20, 2015

      No, think again. It is usable in your right hand!

    • Ivo001
      March 25, 2015

      When I hold my own phone in my right hand, i notice that my index finger is at the left top corner.

    • Aa
      March 25, 2015

      Ok, maybe you bend your finger a little bit. It is usually on the right corner when looking from front, and left corner when looking from the back.

  6. Milanche
    March 20, 2015

    Thanks , but no thanks (after the N2)

  7. Steven Fox
    March 20, 2015

    Newman phones were great back in the day, I hope these new devices can compete with the what has now become a crowded manufacturers market.

  8. Guest
    March 20, 2015

    Well, believe it or not I still have a Newman N2. Decent hardware for that time, but the official support was dropped after a few month (stuck at 4.1), no sources for a decent ROM (even if there are still few enthusiasts trying there best to improve an ancient ROM), no nothing. NO THANKS

    • Guest
      March 22, 2015

      don’t forget how many brands in those time had official software support?? thl,zop,jiayu in addition to huawei,zte,iaomi,meizu….but none of the first were actually a “update support” brands and only bring the best feature with good price for lo&mid-range customers…even zte didn’t bring the updates to their phones at that time..also,newman were a huge success in terms of updating..29 updates were released in less than 6-8 months…which is alot considering any other brand’s software update.

  9. Guest
    March 20, 2015

    Terrible phones, even worst customer service. a mistake I won’t repeat again.

  10. Riccardo Benzoni
    March 20, 2015

    I was going to buy one of those back in the “dual core era”. Gladly I waited just one week and grabbed a quad-core lenovo wich I still have as a secondary phone. I heard many stories on defective Newman’s smartphones, they also released a mt6592 phone which had ghost touches and was almost unusable. I thought they were doomed after that, but they somewhat managed to resurrect. Let’s see what they will bring on the table now.

  11. Milanche
    March 20, 2015

    Thanks , but no thanks (after the N2)

  12. Riccardo Benzoni
    March 20, 2015

    I was going to buy one of those back in the “dual core era”. Gladly I waited just one week and grabbed a quad-core lenovo wich I still have as a secondary phone. I heard many stories on defective Newman’s smartphones, they also released a mt6592 phone which had ghost touches and was almost unusable. I thought they were doomed after that, but they somewhat managed to resurrect. Let’s see what they will bring on the table now.

  13. Ivo001
    March 25, 2015

    When I hold my own phone in my right hand, i notice that my index finger is at the left top corner.

    • Aa
      March 25, 2015

      Ok, maybe you bend your finger a little bit. It is usually on the right corner when looking from front, and left corner when looking from the back.