Orange announces new Gova (with LTE) and Reyo Android smartphones

Orange announces new Gova (with LTE) and Reyo Android smartphones
While more exciting things are happening at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, Orange today announced two new own-branded Android handsets, dubbed Orange Gova the Orange Reyo.

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.


source: Orange / Business Wire

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