Saturday , March 10 2018

Kogan unveils Agora Lite smartphone for $129


In Melbourne today, Kogan announced the latest addition to its Agora range of smartphones, which enters the market at a low price of $129. Featuring what it claims are strong specs, build and styling, the Agora Lite is powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, and features dual-SIM compatibility.

Being an unlocked smartphone, Kogan is marketing it towards travellers looking for international roaming solutions; keep your SIM from home in one slot, to receive calls from home, and use a local SIM in the other to make calls and access data networks. Not a bad idea.

Feature-wise, the Agora Lite is a 5″ display with a 854×480 IPS screen, with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor for decent performance. There’s 2,200 mAh battery included as well, and with its use of 3G networks, Kogan are claiming an all-day use profile.

Elsewhere, there’s a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage on board.

Kogan’s Ruslan Kogan told Ausdroid:

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.

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.

Kogan’s Agora Lite is available now for $129 on pre-sale, with estimated shipping at the end of July.

Source: Kogan.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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5 Comments on "Kogan unveils Agora Lite smartphone for $129"

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Ausdroid Reader

Are both sim slots 3G capable? Normally in dual sim phones, one sim is 3G and the other is 2G only.

Valued Guest

The Moto G dual sim varieties have dual 3G sims so..

Ausdroid Reader

But only one at a time can be 3G. The second one always is GSM..

Valued Guest

I wonder if we’ll start seeing all low-end handsets shipping with 2GB of RAM once the Note 5 and OnePlus Two are released (since they’re rumoured to include 4GB of RAM). 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage isn’t enough, even for light users.

Valued Guest

I don’t know… I coped quite well using an 8GB Moto G XT1032 when I was back in the UK…

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