WileyFox Announces Swift 2X

Known for its entry-level smartphones turning with Cyanogen Mod, WileyFox returns with the Swift 2X, a smartphone offered at 249 euros.

WileyFox, the brand is young, but begins slowly to make talk about it. Launched in 2015 in the UK, and there is barely more than a year, the British brand announced yesterday its new phone called Swift X 2, an improved version of the Swift 2 and 2 Plus. It includes the main features of these, such as the fingerprint sensor and the aluminum finishes, but with more high-end specifications.

This is particularly the case on the screen that goes from 5 inches "HD" to 5.2 inches IPS in Full HD. We still have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, but support this time by 3 GB of RAM and the storage goes from 16 to 32 GB. The photo part is also enhanced with a 16 mpx sensor manufactured by Samsung and we have 8 mpx in the front. The battery capacity is 3010 mAh. For now the device still runs under CyanogenOS in version behind Android 6. As far as the OS is supposed to have disappeared on January 1, 2017. An update to Android 7 is scheduled for early April and will normally disappear totally Cyanogen.

The device is available today from e-merchants, including Amazon at the price of 249 euros. This is the first time that WileyFox exceeds 200 euros for one of its smartphones. For having manipulated it, the object seems relatively well positioned. That said, it does not have frankly functionality allowing it to get noticed in the mass of smartphones available at this price. The challenge will be difficult for the brand.

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