Cyanogen Inc. sfida Motorola con Wileyfox Swift e Storm (video)

Nicola Ligas
Nicola Ligas

Se il brand Wileyfox non dovesse dirvi nulla, non preoccupatevi: sappiate soltanto che questa mattina a Londra ha annunciato due nuovi smartphone dual SIM LTE con Cyanogen OS 12.1.

Wileyfox Swift è un 5'' HD con Snapdragon 410, 2 GB di RAM, 32 GB di memoria interna espandibile (con microSD fino a 32 GB), fotocamera posteriore da 13 megapixel e frontale da 5 megapixel. Nel suo mirino c'è espressamente Moto G (2015), anche se non pensiamo sarà così facile strappargli la palma.

LEGGI LA RENCESIONE: Motorola Moto G (2015) (foto e video)

Wileyfox Storm è invece un 5,5'' full HD, con Snapdragon 615, 3 GB di RAM, 32 GB di memoria interna espandibile e fotocamera posteriore da ben 20 megapixel, oltre a quella frontale da 8 MP.

Disponibilità e prezzo - Wileyfox Swift sarà disponibile a settembre per 129 sterline (179€), mentre lo Storm arriverà ad ottobre per 199 sterline (279€). Entrambi sono prezzi piuttosto buoni sulla carta, ma non conosciamo con precisione le eventuali intenzioni di Wileyfox per il nostro paese, anche se il comunicato stampa seguente lascia ben sperare per una vendita online in tutta Europa.



LONDON, U.K. 25 August 2015 – Wileyfox has announced it will launch with two, competitive, open market handsets – Swift and Storm. Available online only, each handset boasts a Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ processor and will be the first to come pre-loaded with Cyanogen OS 12.1 in EMEA.

Swift will retail at £129 (€179) and Storm at £199 (€279) and will be available from September and October respectively. They are both highly customisable and with exceptional data security settings enabled by Cyanogen and Qualcomm’s SecureMSM™technology. Both are finished in premium materials, such as Swift’s Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, and offer extraordinary value for money.

Built on Android™, the Cyanogen powered experience gives users the freedom to customise their mobile experience from scratch. Privacy control over data shared with apps, full UI customisation and the elimination of bloatware – to free up storage space and processing power – are all central to the groundbreaking OS.

Wileyfox after sales service features market-wide call centres for advice, support and repairs. Both devices will be available exclusively online, at as well as at leading e-tailers across the region including Amazon, Ebay, JD, Souq, Expansys and Clove.

Nick Muir, European Chief Executive Officer at Wileyfox comments, “Our target customer values choice, security and reassurance. These savvy individuals do not want their data made available beyond their control. They want to be able to change the appearance of their screen, beyond just the wallpaper and lock-screen. They want efficient, personalised shortcuts and gestures. They want friendly, helpful 24/7 customer service. And above all they want great quality, premium handsets with the latest technology. Responsive, well-built, reliable, quick-charging handsets with great battery life. And that’s what Wileyfox is all about.”

Customisation – Cyanogen offers users the ability to personalise everything on the handset from soft and hard keys to gesture controls and deep customisation using the Themes app. Themes lets users completely modify the look and feel of the phone’s interface, including wallpapers, fonts, icons, boot animations, and even third party apps. Wileyfox owners can choose from the myriad of apps built for Android but have the freedom to build their own mobile experience from the ground up if they so desire.

Privacy & security – In a world where people want to protect their data and privacy, Cyanogen makes it easy to control what, where and when data is shared with Privacy Guard. Extensive security features include Protected Apps to keep selected apps out of sight in lockable folders on the home screen. PIN Scramble to randomise the numbers behind the device’s password, and Blocked Caller List, which blocks incoming calls and texts from selected numbers. The Qualcomm SecureMSM technology is the foundation of some of the Cyanogen OS privacy features. It includes security hardware and firmware, or more precisely, a feature called SecureBoot, which both the Storm and Swift are equipped with to ensure that your precious information is secured.

Enhanced experiences – Cyanogen delivers a number of rich enhancements across audio, dialer, email, browser, camera and screen display. Audio FX improves the audio playback quality when listening to music and LiveDisplay intelligently adjusts the brightness and contrast of the screen, based on lighting conditions and the time of day. Truecaller integrated Dialer provides caller ID, spam detection and blocking.

Quality components – The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and 615 processors (embedded in Swift and Storm respectively) offer extended battery life. In addition, each handset boasts rear and front-facing cameras with rapid auto-focus and high-quality, low-light photography, HDR and panorama mode features as standard.

European infrastructure – European call centres offering efficient and effective after sales service for Wileyfox customers. A replacement screen service is available for £9.99 a year and there’s a three year extended warranty for the same price.