Wileyfox, a start-up smartphone manufacturer in the United Kingdom, has launched its first two Cyanogen-powered smartphone dubbed as Wileyfox Swift and Storm. These devices comes out of the box preinstalled with Cyanogen OS 2.1, similar to the operating system the popular OnePlus 2 smartphone utilized.
In terms of specifications, the Swift sports a 5-inch HD display protected by Gorilla glass and it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core 410 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB), a 13MP rear shooter with 5MP selfie camera.
The Swift is currently priced at £129 or roughly around $203 and it will be released in the market this coming September.
On the other hand, the Wileyfox Storm, which is more powerful between the two devices in terms of specs will feature a 5-inch Full HD display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset accompanied with a large 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It is also equipped with 20MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP selfie camera.
It will be priced £199 or roughly around $314 and it will be launched two months from now, but both devices will be available for pre-order this week.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Cyanogen OS. This mobile operating system is based on Android OS and it is also open source with features and options that are not available in the official firmware found in the devices that are being sold in the market.
In addition, it can also be heavily customized or personalized depending on the user requirement as the device comes with built-in root support. It also comes with a few bloatware and there are different themes and skins available for this particular OS.
The best part of the Cyanogen OS is its enhanced security making it standout the crowd. Another one is this OS easily gets updated once Google has launched a new version of the Official Android which can happen in hours or day only compared to an official OTA of Android which takes place a few months after announcement.
If you are an overclocker, you will also love this feature of the OS. It allows the user to play with different settings such as decreasing or increasing the processor frequency for battery saving purpose or if you want to go in performance settings.