Wileyfox launches ‘Swift 2’ and ‘Swift 2 Plus’ budget handsets

British firm Wileyfox, which is known for launching low-cost Android handsets in Europe, has announced its new budget phones --- the ‘Swift 2’ and the ‘Swift 2 Plus.’

Both the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus handsets launched by Wileyfox are physically identical devices which boast an all-metal body and the same core specifications. Both the handsets are now available for purchase directly from Wileyfox, with availability via Amazon scheduled for later this week. The cost of the Swift 2 handset starts at £159, while the Swift 2 Plus handset is priced at £189.

The Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus handsets come with a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution display on the front and fingerprint scanners on the back. The handsets are powered by the 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset.

Some of the other common core specifications of the two handsets include USB Type-C charging; Quick Charge 3.0; an 8-megapixel front camera; and NFC capability to work with Android Pay mobile payment system. The handsets run Android ‘Marshmallow’ version.

So far as the difference between the two handsets are concerned, the Swift 2 features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage capacity; whereas the Swift 2 Plus comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage capacity.