In a week where a phone with a top price of $1129 is dominating headlines, Kogan has just started selling a somewhat cheaper alternative: a $199 quad-core Jelly Bean Android model. If nothing else, that reminds us that Android remains utterly dominant in the bargain-price phone space.
After several years trying, Kogan finally entered the Android phone market at the beginning of 2013 with the dual-SIM Android Agora. The new model shares the name, the dual-SIM feature and the 5-inch screen, but has improved specs: a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4GB memory, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and a 2000mAh battery.
The phone goes on sale today, but won’t ship until 3 October. The price doesn’t include shipping (expect to pay around $19 for capital city addresses).