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British startup WileyFox launches privacy-focused Cyanogen OS smartphones

Both handsets will be available for preorder later this week via the company's website. The actual shipments are supposed to start in September.

WileyFox is a new British smartphone maker trying to grab a slice of the market by offering pricacy-oriented devices. In order to achieve that, the company decided to follow the steps of increasingly popular Chinese handset maker, OnePlus. 

The startup has just released two new smartphones: WileyFox Swift and WileyFox Storm. Both devices come with preinstalled Cyanogen OS, known for its privacy features.

The cheaper of the two, WileyFox Swift, features a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution and is powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor, accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space (part of which is taken by the OS). The handset is outfitted with a 13 MP rear-facing camera, as well as a 5 MP selfie shooter. It has been priced to £129 (ca. $203).

The more powerful of the new smartphones, WileyFox Storm, comes with a 5-inch, FullHD display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage. The camera sensors’ resolutions are: 20 MP on the rear and 8 MP on front. The price has been set to £199 (ca. $314).

Both handsets will be available for preorder later this week via the company's website. The actual shipments are supposed to start in September for WileyFox Swift and in October for WileyFox Storm.

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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2015-08-25 (Update: 2015-08-25)