We haven't seen any Cyanogen OS 13 smartphones yet, and only the older devices are receiving the update currently. However, things will soon be changing as UK-based smartphone-maker, Wileyfox, has announced three new mid-range smartphones in the Spark range that will be powered by the Android Marshmallow based OS.
The Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X are priced between £89.99 and £129.99 and feature suitable specifications for the price. All the three devices are powered by the MediaTek 6735/A 64-bit, quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz. This is rather interesting as the only other MediaTek-powered devices supported by Cyanogen are the Android One smartphones.
Wilefox has differentiated between the three devices based on factors such as screen size, camera and battery capacity. Detailed specifications of the devices are listed below:
|Display||5-inch 720p LCD||5-inch 720p LCD||5.5-inch 720p LCD|
|Chipset||MediaTek MT6735A @ 1.3 GHz + Mali T720 GPU||MediaTek MT6735A @ 1.3 GHz + Mali T720 GPU||MediaTek MT6735 @ 1.3 GHz + Mali T720 GPU|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Storage||8 GB + micro SD card (up to 32 GB)||16 GB + micro SD card (up to 32 GB)||16 GB + micro SD card (up to 32 GB)|
|Rear Camera||8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash||13-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash||13-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash|
|Battery||2200 mAh||2200 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, BT 4.0||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, BT 4.0||4G LTE, Wi-Fi, BT 4.0|
Currently, the base Spark model is available for pre-order, while users can register their interest for the other two on the company's website. The company has partnered with various online retailers to sell the devices in Europe, and its previous devices were also available through Expansys in other parts of the world as well.