Kogan has today announced its latest smartphone, the Agora 6 Plus. The phone is described by the company as a “flagship” device, featuring a number of fairly high-end specs packed into a good-looking aluminium body at a reasonable price.
Besides the big 5.5-inch Full HD display, the Agora 6 Plus is Kogan’s first Android device to come with a fingerprint sensor, a feature that’s fast becoming a standard. Android 6.0 allows apps to the sensor in an officially-supported way, so the Google Play store and apps like LastPass should allow you to use it to identify yourself.
- 5.5″ Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080)
- Helio P10 Processor MT6755
- Octa-Core A53 4 x 2.0Ghz + 4 x 1.2Ghz CPU
- Mali T860 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB Memory – expandable by up to 128GB via MIcroSD
- 21MP Rear Camera, 8MP front facing (perfect for those awesome selfies of course!)
- Android 6.0
- NFC, Rear Fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 2950mAh
- Network Connectivity:
- 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
- 3G: 850/900/1900/2100
- 4G: B3 (1800) / B7(2600)/ B5(850) / B8 (900) / B28 (700)
- Dimensions: 154.5 x 76.8 x 7.2mm
While the device looks great on paper at its price point, we’ll throw in a cautionary tale here: You should find out what the case will be for updates to your phone’s software before committing to buy, if that’s important to you. We’re no longer talking occasional point releases of Android, either – with monthly security patches designed to keep you safe, it’s important that your manufacturer commits to keep your software up to date, or at least details how frequently they’ll catch up with these security patches. Kogan is well-known to not have a good track record in this regard, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you buy this phone and don’t get updates or security patches. That said, we’re checking in with the company’s PR agency to see if they’re prepared to commit to keeping pace with updates this time around.
The Agora 6 Plus is up for pre-order at Kogan (and it’s also on the Kogan-run Dick Smith online store) for $349 + delivery. Stock is expected to leave the warehouse on the 29 June, about 4 weeks from now.
Will you be checking out the Agora 6 Plus? Tell us in the comments!