It’s a well known secret that the smartphone market has been deluged with several new entrants recently that struggle to make a space for themselves in the crowded market. While on one side we can quote success stories of companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus, on the other lies a graveyard of phones from manufacturers who simply couldn’t make a dent in the market.
Wileyfox is the latest smartphone in the market to join the Cyanogen bandwagon and as with most of the Cyanogen powered phones, it promises to offer a bang for the buck. Wileyfox devices will be running the Cyanogen OS 12.1 which is based on Android Lollipop. Zuk Z1 is another Cyanogen powered phone which created quiet a stir once it was released this month.
Wileyfox has introduced two new phones, the 5-inch Swift and the 5.5-inch Storm. The smaller screened Swift is expected to cost nearly $200 and the Storm will retail at about $315. Pre-orders for the both Wileyfox devices will start from this week and the phones will be delivered only in October. The sales will be conducted across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and if you reside in US or Australia you may have to wait till the company is clear with its launch plans in your regions.
The Wileyfox Storm touts a octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor as opposed to the smaller quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 chipset in the Swift. Both the devices offer dual SIM slot and boast of expandable memory. While both these phones won’t be a literal alternative to the OnePlus Two, they are indeed priced aggressively.
The Wileyfox Swift is more of an entry level device and apart from the Snapdragon 615 it does come with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB) and a 13-Megapixel primary camera sensor coupled with a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor.
As we explained earlier, Wileyfox Storm is more of a top whack mid-range phone thanks to the Snapdragon 615 paired to a 3GB of RAM. The Storm offers a 32GB of internal memory along with an expandable memory card slot that can accommodate a whopping 128GB. In comparison with the Swift it has a bumped up camera duo in the form of a 20-Megapixel primary sensor and a 8-Megapixel secondary sensor.