Kogan_Agora

It was hinted earlier on that Kogan were going to finally enter the phone game with their own Android powered Agora handset and now that is a reality. Starting today you can pre-order the 5-inch Kogan Agora smartphone from Kogan with shipping to begin next month.

Taking it’s industrial design cues from Samsung’s Galaxy Note, the Agora packs a relatively low to mid-range kinda punch but with some nice exceptions with it’s 1GHz Dual-Core Cortex-A9 processor, 512MB RAM, 2000mAh battery, 5-inch 800×480 screen, 5MP camera, Dual Sim (one 2G and the other is 3G) and it’s 4GB of onboard storage with microSD expansion of up to 64GB 32GB, all running on top of Android 4.0.4 ICS, the thing that makes up for all this…. it’s price, $149 unlocked and outright. Yep $149!!!! Killer huh?

So anyway head on over to the Kogan site and pre-order this little beast if you’re interested in what looks to be a decent handset at a awesome price and hit up Engadget’s post for all the pics and a hands on.

Editor’s Note: Does anyone remember when Kogan first entered the mobile phone arena, promising to bring a sub $200 Android phone to market at the end of 2008? It turned out to be vapourware, but my how the times have changed. -Ed.

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    chris2kari
    chris2kari
    7 years ago

    There is a demographic for whom this is plenty enough.
    Tech obsessed fanbois, please avert your gaze..

    davo77
    davo77
    Reply to  chris2kari
    7 years ago

    yes, if it was reliable, but most of this oem junk konks out within a week…

    Simon
    Simon
    7 years ago

    More yum cha OEM junk that Kogan has slapped his name on and claiming to be some white knight looking after consumers, fighting against the evil manufacturers. These kind of crap products give android a bad name amongst non tech savvy consumers.

    Also, the terrible service my friend has received from this company recently, I’d not buy a thing from them, ever.

    Chris
    Chris
    7 years ago

    We need source code so that the open source community can get behind this phone to build up-to-date custom roms, if it’s to take off.

    PJG
    PJG
    7 years ago

    Im gettting one for my father

    batGnat
    batGnat
    7 years ago

    has he fixed the weight in the details? ‘590g’

    Derek Bogaert
    Derek Bogaert
    7 years ago

    Does anyone remember that Kogan offered

    Martin Leonard
    Martin Leonard
    7 years ago

    Running ICS – maybe for one of the kids at that price but if it’s not running Jelly Bean can’t see them taking the trouble to keep it up to date.

    Paul Lambert
    Paul Lambert
    7 years ago

    Lawsuit from Samsung anyone?

    Peter
    Peter
    7 years ago

    512MB RAM will have you throwing at the wall within a few months 768 is barely sufficient

    gbnz
    gbnz
    Reply to  Peter
    7 years ago

    I found 1gb on my S3 frustrating. Android + Touchwiz is bloated as hell. Always running out of ram.

    I swapped to a 4g version with 2gb and its like a totally different phone.. this is how it should be.

    karLcx
    Reply to  Peter
    7 years ago

    agreed. 2010 was a long time ago.

    Michael Neuling
    Michael Neuling
    7 years ago

    You can find almost identical devices on dx.com for the same price. Like http://dx.com/p/a9230-android-4-0-wcdma-3g-smartphone-w-5-0-capacitive-gps-wi-fi-and-dual-sim-black-143969

    Avon Perera
    Reply to  Michael Neuling
    7 years ago

    Those specs are pretty much identical

    karLcx
    Reply to  Michael Neuling
    7 years ago

    that appears to be just what kogan have done, only they used the ‘order more than 3 and save!’ option.