AU's Sanyo Neon is sure to become the envy of every teenage girl in Japan, and without even participating in the megapixel wars. One of the six EV-DO phones AU recently rolled out, the Neon's specs aren't too different from the current crop of midrange flip-phones: 2.4-inch QVGA screen, a 1.3 megapixel camera, 50MB internal memory, miniSD expansion slot, and EV-DO. The real magic is that a series of red LEDs make the plastic casing appear to be a large external screen. When the Neon is docked, the external screen functions as a clock or music player, and when it's not, it seems the Neon is capable of producing miniature simulations of the flux capacitor (or the Predator's wrist-bomb). Though the Japanese are keeping this one to themselves for the foreseeable future, we can only continue hoping, as usual, this design sensibility gets ripped off adopted by more manufacturers. (Samsung, you listening?) More pics of the Neon after break.

[Via Impress]

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AU Neon design details