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NGM Forward Next

Dual SIM



NGM Forward Next Overview

The Forward Next is an innovative design from NGM with a standout feature - the pivoting camera. Not only is the camera itself a top-quality 13 Megapixel module, it has been installed in a rotating bar on the top of the Next. Clicking into place to hold steady, you can flip the camera to take 13MP shots with an LED flash, both front or back.

Take the perfect selfies every time

Alongside the truly versatile camera, there is also an added application: 'LOOK ME'. This turns the phone into a digital mirror with zoom and additional effects to get the best results. With the 13MP camera flipped to the front, never again will you get a grainy, underlit selfie from a low quality front facing camera, or even have to turn the phone around better for quality and hope for the best angle!

Dynamic display

There's more than just the camera to be wowed about when it comes to the Forward Next. NGM have made use of next generation IGZO screen technology, developed by Sharp. Consuming an estimated 80-90% less power than conventional mobile screen technologies, IGZO could save you several hours of battery consumption. Lower level users might even get a whole extra day.

IGZO works by being able to retain images even without power to the whole screen, dynamically altering the power levels required and requiring less effort to update or alter when you transition to environments with different brightness or glare.

As a final addition, toughened Dragontrail glass has been used to cover the screen, protecting against scratches and shocks without adding bulk, and retaining high touch sensivity.

True octa-core processing

NGM has included the MediaTek MT6592 ARM Cortex-A7 processor in the Forward Next. Clocked at 1.7GHz and capable of intelligently managing the power for each task, the MT6592 not only improves speed and efficiency, it should also decrease battery consumption for common tasks. Processor temperature and power consumption are automatically monitored to ensure optimum performance.

Gamers need not worry either, the MT6592 features the quad-core ARM Mail graphics engine, with full HD display controller, so compatibility with the newest titles is available. Unlike 'octa-core' processors from some other manufacturers, the MT6592 is a true 8-core chip, rather than 2 separate quad-core chips installed in tandem.

Added value

The Forward Next includes Smart Gestures to interpret motion commands - control without even touching the screen.

NGM has also developed a number of 'Special Functions', available across their smartphone ranges. Exact installations differ across the models, with the main aim being to improve the user experience, and ease of use. NGM Special Functions include Blacklist (block numbers) and Whitelist (only receive from these numbers) functions, plus a Coffer and Firewall to partition and protect data.

Other Special Functions include delayed / timed text messaging, blocking anonymous / unknown numbers, SIM-binding to automatically alert 'trusted numbers' if a new SIM is inserted and even the ability to play pre-recorded background sounds to a recipient during a call.

Reasons to buy NGM Forward Next

  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4.7" 720 x 1280 IZGO screen with Dragontrail glass
  • 1.7 GHz octa-core MT6592 processor & ARM Mali GPU
  • 1 GB RAM / 16GB storage
  • 13MP rear / front facing rotating camera
  • Dual SIM DSDS (2x micro)
  • Swiftkey / Special Functions

What's in the box of NGM Forward Next?

  • Forward Next handset
  • Battery
  • Mains charger
  • USB cable
  • Stereo headset
  • User manual


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.2.2
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.7 GHz Octa Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelMediaTek MT6592
  • OtherMali GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)32 GB
Internal Storage
  • Capacity
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.7
  • TypeIZGO LCD
  • Resolution 720 x 1280
  • OtherDragontrail™ toughening and scratch resistance.
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz (SIM 1 OR 2)
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsA2DP, LE
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB
  • PowerMicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels13
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens180° rotating module
  • OtherHDR, Geotagging, Touch focus, self-timer, panorama, gesture shot, face detection, best shot, hardkey shot
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type13 MP (main module rotates)
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • FormatsAVI, 3GP, MPEG-4
  • Recording1080p @ 30fps
Near Field Communication
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2,200 mAh
  • TypeLi-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions139.8 x 66 x 8.6 mm
Weight 145 grams
SoftwareNGM Navigation System (license must be purchased), NGM Smart Dial, Unlock Gestures, LOOK ME
OtherSwiftKey 4, Gameloft Asphalt 7 Freemium, Kingdom & Lords Freemium, Little Big City
Warranty24 months


DataSheet_Forward Next_EN.pdf DataSheet_Forward Next_EN.pdf (1966KB)
QuickGuide_ForwardNext_EN.pdf QuickGuide_ForwardNext_EN.pdf (6264KB)



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a standard SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


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