British startup Wileyfox appeared on our radar late last year with two competitively priced Cyanogen OS-powered smartphones.
The Swift and Storm were competent, if unremarkable handsets, but today in London Wileyfox announced three new smartphones.
The Spark follows the British phonemaker once more into the henhouse, and the firm hopes that it can build on the 250k sales achieved thus far.
The handset has a quad-core Mediatek MT6735 1.3GHz chipset. Storage begins at 8GB, rising to a slightly more generous 16GB on the Swift + and X models. The vanilla Swift offers a lowly 1GB RAM, but the Swift + and X double this to 2GB.
There's an 8MP snapper on the front and rear. To differentiate things further you can expect a leap to 13MP on the rear of the Swift + and above, while the 8MP sensor remains on the front.
On the front you're looking at a 5in IPS display with HD resolution (which has been enforced using Dragontrail glass). The Swift X stretches the screen size to 5.5in.
There's a 2,200mAh capacity battery in the standard and Swift + models, which is a little on the small side but is removable. The Swift X stretches the capacity to 3,000mAh.
The entry-level Spark is offered in two colours, Sandstone Black and White. Premium colour accents will be an option with the + and X models.
On the software side the Spark sticks to the open source Android-based Cyanogen operating system.
The Spark will be priced at £89.99, while the Spark + and Spark X will be £114.99 and £129.99 respectively. Pre-orders are already live via Wileyfox.com and through Amazon, with shipping expected to begin on 12 July.
You'll have to wait for our review proper to discover whether this Fox can successfully plunder the chicken coop.
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