Oppo Neo: Mid-range thrills from a company on the rise

The Oppo Neo has been unveiled as the company's affordable 4.5-inch smartphone.

The Oppo Neo is a mid-range handset with a few traits pushing for the high-end. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, comes with 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and an 854 x 480 resolution (217ppi) 4.5-inch display.

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But in a more high-end offering the Neo's touchscreen works even through when used with gloves on. And Oppo utilises gesture controls via its UI skin found on the Neo. The phone also offers single and dual SIM models.

The Oppo Neo is on sale in Indonesia for $215. It is not clear if Oppo will be releasing the handset in the UK.