Dual-SIM smartphone to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Australian technology firm Kogan has announced a dual-sim 5-inch Android-powered smartphone during CES, the Agora.
Running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device sports a 5-inch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution and is powered by a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, as well as boasting 4 GB of internal memory. It also houses 512 MB of RAM and a 2000 mAh battery
A 5-megapixel camera is situated on the device's rear, accompanied by a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Integrated FM Radio and support for the 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz 3G frequencies are also included.
"Up until now, full feature smartphones have only been for the rich. We want to make technology more affordable for everyone," said Kogan founder and CEO Ruslan Kogan. "Before today, a decent smartphone would set you back over $500. For most people, that's more than a week's salary. We think everyone should be able to afford a great smartphone that has all the main features people want. We spoke to thousands of customers and they all said they want a phone with a large screen, that looks stylish, and has access to the latest apps."
Priced at $149, Kogan will be selling the phone exclusively through their website from mid-February. It'll ship to 11 countries, including Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.