Australian retailer Kogan has just made its debut on the mobile phone market with its long-awaited Agora smartphones.The company confirmed that it would launch its own phone years ago and when no one expected it would ever be able to keep its promise, Kogan announced the upcoming availability of its first Android smartphone, the Agora.
The main selling point of Kogan Agora is definitely the price. Those who are not looking for the ultimate smartphone will be able to purchase the Agora for only $150/€120 outright, which is a real bargain if we take into consideration all the features it has to offer.
First of all, Kogan Agora sports a generous 5.0-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and 186ppi.
Another strong point of the device is the 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor, which is complemented by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
The bad news is that the Agora will ship with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, but Kogan might be able to offer a Jelly Bean upgrade in the future.
On the back, Kogan Agora packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash, autofocus and video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary VGA camera for video calls.
When it comes to connectivity, the Agora is an all-rounder. The phone offers HSDPA (7.2Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), along with Wi-Fi, microUSB and dual-SIM ability.
The smartphone drains energy from a high-capacity 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide up to 8 hours of talk time (5 hours in 3G mode) or up to 400 hours of standby time. The Agora is now available for pre-order via Kogan and will start shipping on February 14. Check it out here.