This new Windows 10 Mobile smartphone sells for $230 but only in Japan

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For whatever reason the Japanese are loving Windows 10 Mobile, and we’ve seen them unveil a few impressive devices in that regard. Now another new smartphone is being prepared for voracious Japanese consumers: the Covia BREEZ X5.

This is probably the first time when you’re hearing about this company, but we believe it’s not going to be the last time. The Covia is slated for a release later this month. Here’s a quick rundown of some if its most important specs:

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  • dual SIM phone covia breeze windows 10 mobile smartphone
  • 1280x 720 IPS display
  • quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor running at 1.1GHz
  • 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage
  • 8MP rear camera with a LED flash along with a 2MP front-facing camera
  • 2500mAh removable battery
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS connectivity

Since it gets Windows 10 out-of-the-box, the device will come with Cortana, Microsoft Edge, OneDrive and the Microsoft Office Suite. Covia is marketing its BREEZ X5 at business users, saying it “allows IT to test the latest Windows 10 Mobile updates against critical line of business systems and apps, before you distribute to end users via MDM (Mobile Device Management)“.

The smartphone will retail for around ¥24,800, which equals roughly $226. However, the smartphone is most likely going to be available for the Japanese market only. Still, it would be great if OEMs from other parts of the world could learn from how these Japanese companies are approaching Windows 10 Mobile overall

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