The $145 Neo N003 is the world’s cheapest quad-core phone with a 5-inch 1080p display

March 8, 2013
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    Not more than a few short months ago, we saw the first smartphone to sport a 1080p display, the HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA), hit the market. This was quickly followed by the introduction of more high-end phones that boast similar full HD panels, with “high-end” being the keyword here.

    The Neo N003, which we first reported in December, changes all this. Back then it didn’t have a price tag attached to its name and specs yet, but now we’ve found out that it’ll be offered at an amazingly low price of $145… in China.

    In addition to its 5-inch full HD display (1,920 x 1080 resolution), the Neo N003 is expected to come with a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The rest of the known specs so far include 1GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. All in all, it’s definitely a great price for the package that you’ll be getting.

    It’s too bad that there’s no word yet on when the N003 will be released, but we hear that a higher-end model will also be up for grabs soon. We’ll keep you posted.


    • Bone

      Shaky specs for fullHD. This one, albeit more costly, features the S4 Pro set and an epic 4500mAh battery. :D

      • Saif

        Comparing $145 with $400

        • Bone

          Comparing one that will lag with one that won’t but still come affordable.

          • Saif

            Then I’d go with Nexus 4 (Dev community, updates, support)

          • John

            Bone, you’re rich. Most of us don’t have money to spend like you do.

      • Rodrigo Freijanes

        Looks like a better iPhone.

    • Saif


    • Alain Lafond

      Sorry, but where did you get the $145.00 price tag?

      You can buy it Chine from AliExpress for a price between $350 and $400.00.
      Would really love to know where.

    • MasterMuffin

      Little overclocking and that might be pretty snappy for 145$!

    • vickyjay

      @disqus_HVuUjjmCYP:disqus can you help me get the one you suggested ………..1.9ghz clocked ……… how can i get that one

    • onigz

      if the price is real, it would be a hit in the pihlippines

    • Sky Ang

      ahhh my eyes!!

    • ColostomyTempleton

      But 150.00 HKD = 12.97 GBP

    • Ankit

      this one is coming to India at a similar price..I think around 160$

    • Rodrigo Freijanes

      I sold my Galaxy Note I (N7000), got a tablet Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(N8000) for the same price, around U$650 here in Brazil (usually costs U$900), and now I will buy a really good Chinese smartphone 5.7″ HD, quad core CPU, 1GB RAM, 3600 mAh battery for U$200.

      How I almost do everything on my Galaxy Note 10.1, I sold my Sony Vaio 15, 6″ i3 4GB notebook for U$750, got a basic Samsung notebook for U$320 and uses like 2 times a week.

      So, in the end I still have money in my pocket and I am happy.

      • Rodrigo Freijanes

        But, if this Neo really specs quad core, full HD screen and 3000mAh for 145 bucks, I can change my mind.

      • Rodrigo Freijanes

        Before this Neo, I was thinking about S7589 model 5.7″ with capacitive pen like Galaxy Note line.