OPPO unveiled a new low-cost smartphone for the world’s emerging markets, GizChina is reporting. The OPPO Neo is an affordable device that is now available for purchase in Indonesia for just $215.
As expected, that money doesn’t get you the top-notch hardware — the Neo packs a 4.5-inch 854×480 glove-friendly screen, 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 1,900mAh battery, and most likely only 512MB of RAM. OPPO is also preloading its own ColorOS on top of the Android 4.2 core.
In a nutshell, with OPPO Neo, you pretty much get you what you paid for. In that sense, we doubt this model will ever be offered in Europe and the U.S.; the Chinese firm will rather keep its higher-end products like the Find 5, N1 and the upcoming Find 7 for the Western customers. That, I guess, is a good thing… cause we don’t need that many low-end phones anyway. Don’t you agree?