First real photo of the Rio (aka the $129.99 mystery phone)

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After a render this morning whet out appetite, Colawe have sent us over the first real photo of their upcoming Rio smartphone.

Up until earlier this evening the only images we had seen of the Rio were one giving a blurred look at the side of the phone followed by a couple of renders, but it hasn’t taken long before a full frontal has been offered to us.

The phone in the image meets our expectations of the $129.99 Rio with no worrying deviations from the design (such as huge black borders) that we have seen from other brands in the past.

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In the image we get a first look at the 5.5-inch AMOLED display, home button/fingerprint scanner, plus a glimpse of the packaging the phone will ship it.

Previously we have been told that the Rio will come with a 3000mAh battery and a CNC alloy chassis with pre-sales of the new device hitting online resellers on the 10th September.

We’ve been promised more details and photos in the run up to the phones release so watch this space.

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  1. Russ Archer
    September 6, 2016

    Colawe – What a terrible name for a company, not surprised they wanted it kept secret 🙂

  2. jimberkas
    September 6, 2016

    looks pretty nice. looking for a replacement for wifes zte zmax 2. don’t suppose there’s much chance of getting LTE in the US?

  3. Floans
    September 7, 2016

    looks normal

  4. Conrad Aquilina
    September 7, 2016

    After reading this, I thought I missed a previous post where the BRAND name was mentioned. Actually seems like it wasn’t mentioned; a search for Colawe only found this.

    They could have named it Colander, or Colabrodo as it sounds more legit.

  5. bob
    September 7, 2016

    Inspired by… Zuk Z1

  6. careeste
    September 7, 2016

    Nice.i anticipate a new rival for these guys named: Pepsiwe.

  7. Karly Johnston
    September 7, 2016

    Zuk Z2 Rio would be nice.

  8. Muhammad Yasir
    September 7, 2016

    Rio sounds stupid !

  9. September 7, 2016

    Looks uninspired, but the LeTV 1 also looked a bit dull.
    Remains to be seen if the`ll put some decent components in there.

  10. Zero
    September 7, 2016

    Wondering what will be the surprise here…. seems dull… and feels that will have average specs… unless they release IP 67 and LTE band 2,4,8,20 and 28

  11. Allanitomwesh
    September 12, 2016

    Well it’s 12th, not launched yet?