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Kogan unveils affordable 5-inch Android dual SIM smartphone

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Kogan has revealed its latest smartphone – the Agora Lite – a dual SIM Android device that’s designed for travellers and anyone in the market for an entry-level device at an affordable price.

The device has a 5-inch IPS (in-plane switching) LCD screen (854 x 480 pixels), a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor and a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

It is 14.3cm long, 7.4cm wide and 1cm thick.

The Agora Lite, which is priced at just $129, is running Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and has 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage that’s expandable by an extra 32GB via the microSD card slot.

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But it’s the extra SIM card slot that sets the device apart for users.

This comes in handy for travellers who want to have their own SIM card and a foreign SIM card, for data and outbound calls, in a single device.

Kogan’s Agora Lite is an entry level smartphone is aimed at the first time user or customers looking for an affordable device.

The device cannot connect to 4G networks but is compatible with the most common 3G and 2G networks around the world.

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Other connectivity options are Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n wi-fi.

Also on board is a 2,200mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery.

KEY FEATURES

* OS: Android Lollipop 5.0 (updates available)

* Processor: 1.3Ghz Quad Core (MT6582M Cortex-A7)

* SIM: Dual SIM (Micro SIM)

* Display: 5” IPS LCD 854 x 480 resolution

* Battery: 2,200 mAh Li-Ion (removable)

* Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card)

* Camera: 5 MP rear (with flash), 2MP front facing

* Connectivity: 3G – 850/900/2100 MHz, 2G – 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

* WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0

* Built-in FM, GPS, G-Sensor

* 3.5mm audio jack

Ruslan Kogan, founder and CEO of Kogan.com, said:  “Our customers have told us they would like to see a device with a bigger and better screen, fast processor, great battery life, as well as the freedom to personalise their smartphones – all without breaking the bank. The Kogan Agora Lite delivers exactly that and more.

“We’ve built this smartphone to provide outstanding user experience through hardware and software that is beautiful, strong and powerful.

“At $129, this is a smartphone that is second to none when comparing the specs and features to value for money,” he said.

“It’s a smartphone that can be used across urban, rural Australia and beyond, and we’re really excited about designing and manufacturing something that combines the latest technology with design and aesthetics at a budget price point.”

The Kogan Agora Lite dual SIM smartphone can be pre-ordered here and is priced at $129 plus delivery costs.