So yes, you’ve probably never heard of them, but what I can tell you is that they make a handset called the Kogan Agora 3G Lite for £69. It doesn’t quite have the specs as the upcoming £65 Meizu m2 but for your money you’ll be getting a dual-SIM handset with a 5″ 854 x 480 screen powered by Android 5.0 (Lollipop). It has a 5 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front one and a quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek CPU. It’s got 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a microSD slot for more. All the usual WiFi, GPS and sensors are on there but you won’t get 4G.
Joking aside, Kogan have been doing well in Australia and the company is actually named after the founder and CEO, Ruslan Kogan. At the UK launch of the company he told us..
Full details below.
Kogan.com launches top-selling Agora smartphone range in the UK
Smartphones better than Aussie cricketers set new benchmark for affordable technology
United Kingdom, August 13 2015 — Kogan.com has responded to strong local demand and launched its flagship Kogan Agora range of smartphones in the UK.
Starting from just £69, shoppers in the UK can now buy these powerful devices, with features found and expected in devices 3 times the cost.
Available exclusively from kogan.com/uk starting today, the smartphones which are designed, manufactured and delivered direct by Kogan.com, will bypass traditional retailers resulting in huge savings for smart shoppers in the UK.
Kogan Agora 4G Pro
Kogan.com’s flagship smartphone, the Agora 4G Prois a smartphone that offers uncompromising performance, top-class quality and unbeatable value with a £149 price tag.
Available exclusively from Kogan.com, the Agora 4G Pro features a full HD display, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, and Android’s latest OS (Lollipop). This gives customers an unprecedented price for a powerful 4G Smartphone to browse the internet at blistering speeds, connect with friends and family, or play games on a battery that can be used all day long on a single charge.
For budding photographers, the Kogan Agora 4G Pro also has a 13MP rear camera, front-facing 8MP camera and includes a range of features including Face Detection and Smile Shot Assist for that perfect selfie.
The Agora 4G Pro includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage that is further expandable via MicroSD card (up to 64GB) and supports 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and NFC.
Kogan Agora Lite
For just £69, Kogan.com’s new budget smartphone, the well received Agora Litesmartphone is Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Dual-SIM handset with a strong build, look and specs. The device is perfect for travellers looking for an international roaming phone that will provide all-day battery life on a single charge.
The Agora Lite features a 5” LCD (854×480 pixel) IPS screen and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor for quick, easy multitasking as well as high performance when gaming, watching HD movies or browsing the web.
The smartphone features a 5MP rear camera with flash, and a 2MP front-facing camera, includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage that is further expandable via a MicroSD card (up to 32GB). On the connectivity front, the handset supports 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-USB and Bluetooth.
Ruslan Kogan, Founder & CEO of Kogan.com said the launch of these new products is the latest example of the company’s commitment to making the latest technology more affordable to customers in the UK.
“We saw overwhelming demand in Australia for the Agora 4G Pro and the Agora Lite, which resulted in our customers in the UK inundating us with requests for these products.
“To those customers, we hear you. We’ve built these smartphone to provide outstanding user experience through hardware and software that is beautiful, strong and powerful.
“Unlike Australia’s cricketers, our Agora range of smartphones are second to none when comparing the specs and features to value for money.
“We’re thrilled to be able to share these great value devices with you, and can’t wait to hear what you think of them. We love being able to get you the latest technology at a fraction of the price.”
Pricing and availability
The Kogan Agora 4G Pro smartphone is available exclusively from Kogan.com for £149:https://www.kogan.com/uk/buy/kogan-agora-4g-pro/
The Kogan Agora Lite smartphone is available exclusively from Kogan.com for £69:https://www.kogan.com/uk/buy/kogan-agora-3g-lite/