Kogan is a brand more known in the Australian market, but it will be good to continue looking at the Android products they put out, especially as they are marking a new cooperation with Taiwan-based consumer electronics outfit BenQ for this new iteration of their Agora smartphone. The Agora 4G is the second quad-core phone from Kogan, and it is entering what is an already saturated low-end smartphone market.
The Kogan Agora 4G is an improvement from the earlier Agora 5.0, but not by much, it seems. The selling proposition for the newer phone is of course the 4G capability – giving LTE connection at the 700MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz frequencies. The new phone will be running stock Android 4.4 Kitkat.
However, the Agora 4G brings back the internals that we saw in the Agora 5.0, namely – the same Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the same 5-inch 1280×720 IPS display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage all carried over from its predecessor. The internal storage is expandable to 64GB via microSD.
One of the most noticeable changes to the Agora 4G is actually aesthetic, the new iteration very different from the generic rubberized feel of the old Agora, sporting red accent marks around the camera area, and on the speaker grilles. The Agora 4G is now available for ordering at the source link, for around USD$250 plus shipping.