Kogan Heralds Super-Cheap Dual-SIM Android Phone

  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5-inch 480 x 800 pixel screen

Australian technology company Kogan has unveiled a dual-SIM Agora handset running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5-inch 480 x 800 pixel screen

Australian technology company Kogan has unveiled a dual-SIM Agora handset running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone, which boasts a 5-inch 480 x 800 pixel screen, dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor and 4GB of internal memory, will sell exclusively via Kogan's retail shop.

Also featured in the Android handset is a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 0.3MP front facing camera, integrated FM Radio and support for the 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz 3G frequencies.

The Kogan Agora is a dual-SIM smartphone, but only one SIM card slot is compatible with Australian 3G networks, so the second SIM card slot is only 2G compatible. The phone does not support the latest 4G networks offered in Australia by Telstra and Optus, but that's hardly an issue when taking into account the low asking price.

The new handset is priced at AU$149, plus delivery and Kogan is selling the phone exclusively through their website, and will ship to 11 countries, including Australia, the US and the UK. The product will ship from mid-February.

The latest release comes a month after the online retailer launched the Kogan mobile network in Australia running on Telstra's network infrastructure. Kogan has confirmed the Agora will ship with a free Kogan mobile starter kit. The company officially launched its own pre-paid mobile phone service, Kogan Mobile, in December last year. The network uses part of Telstra's wholesale 3G network to provide low cost mobile coverage.

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