Earlier this week Wileyfox held an event to unveil their next Swift device, aptly named the Wileyfox Swift 2. When the first Swift was announced, it certainly made some noise as it was probably one of the best affordable smartphones on the market both in its design and the specs it offered.
This Summer, Wileyfox tried to make waves once again with a handful of additional devices which sadly failed to make the same impression. However, they’ve gone back to what made the company stand out (at least for me anyway) and have launched a second generation Swift device.
The Swift 2 comes in two flavours, the standard Swift 2 and the Swift 2+. The standard model offers a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. While it’s not much to write home about, its retail price of £159 certainly is. The device also comes with a new 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus, as well as an 8-megapixel front facing camera.
The Switft 2+ on the other hand offers 3GB RAM, double the storage at 32GB, and a 16-megapixel camera. The plus is however pretty much identical to the standard device. In terms of price, you’ll be able to pick up the Swift 2+ for £189, which is still a fraction of the price of some of the later flagship devices.
In terms of design, the Swift 2 comes with aircraft-grade aluminium, a finger print reader, an NFC chip, as well as improved audio and a USB-C port with fast-charge. This is of course why the Swift 2 is slightly more expensive at launch than the Switft which launched at £129, but still…
Both the Swift 2 and the Swift 2+ are available to buy direct from Wileyfox, with Amazon releasing its stock soon.