Orange announces new Gova (with LTE) and Reyo Android smartphones
The Orange Gova will be the carrier’s "fastest own-brand 4G-LTE smartphone to date, capable of handling 4G’s optimum speeds of up to 150Mbps theoretical peak throughput."
Running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Gova is far from being a high-end device. Its features include a 4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display, HD voice, 5MP rear camera, 1MP front-facing camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support. The handset weighs 145 grams, and is 7.85mm thin.
Orange says the Gova will be launched starting April in markets like Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Tunisia and Mauritius. The handset’s price has not been revealed, but it will certainly not be high.
The second new Orange smartphone, the Reyo, runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and is slightly larger than the Gova. It doesn’t have LTE, while its features are even more on the low-end side, including: a 5-inch display with 480 x 854 pixels, dual-core 1.2GHz MediaTek processor, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.
The Orange Reyo is "available now" in Spain, Poland, Slovakia and Romania. It appears to cost around $179 (€130), which is a bit much for what it has to offer.
Orange Gova and Reyo
source: Orange / Business Wire
1. UglyFrank (Posts: 403; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
This phone will probably never see KitKat,
2. MistB (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
So much low end cheap crap keeps flooding MWC every year, these are clearly phones aimed at the BRIC/emerging markets and fit for purpose 5 years ago. The rest of us with whom have decent phones have yet to see something good come out of this show, it's like one or 2 good phones at the show and the rest is low end junk. NOT acceptable for the world's fastest growing industry, forwards, not backwards. MWC 2008/9 probably the last best show.
3. aksa123 (Posts: 214; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
"Cheap phones" is a trend right now.
Bear with it bro, they'll get bored with it soon.