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Wileyfox
Wileyfox
is a British smartphone manufacturer founded in 2015. It went into administration on 6 February 2018.[1] On 19 March 2018 it was announced that Santok Group had agreed a licensing deal covering sales of handsets in Europe and South Africa.[2] Wileyfox
Wileyfox
aimed to provide products that were more affordable than their competitors, whilst not compromising on quality.[3] The company claimed that by having a smaller workforce and with no legacy devices to support, they were able to sell Wileyfox
Wileyfox
devices for lower prices.[citation needed] Wileyfox
Wileyfox
stated that the commoditisation of hardware will enable them to differentiate its products from competitors using other Android derivates or iOS. Wileyfox's CEO, Mike Coombes (founder of Kazam), has worked for sales divisions at HTC and Nokia.[4][5] CMO is Naeem Walji.[6]

Contents

1 Products

1.1 1st Generation: Swift, Storm

1.1.1 Specification overview 1.1.2 Swift 1.1.3 Storm

1.2 2nd Generation: Spark, Spark +, Spark X

1.2.1 Specification overview

1.3 3rd Generation: Swift 2, Swift 2 Plus, Swift 2 X

1.3.1 Specification overview

1.4 Accessories

2 References 3 External links

Products[edit] This article states the actual device specifications, which may differ from specification sheets provided by Wileyfox. 1st Generation: Swift, Storm[edit] These devices were announced in August 2015, originally running Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
12.1, with sales and shipments starting later that year. Both devices have dual SIM capability.[7] The Swift is codenamed crackling, whereas the codename of Storm is kipper. Devices offer a non-stereo speaker.[8] Specification overview[edit]

Model SoC CPU GPU Storage capacity Removable storage RAM OS Size Weight Battery Display Rear-facing Camera Front-facing Camera Launch price

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Storm Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 615 Octa core (1.7 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53) Adreno 405 32 GB microSD up to 128 GB 3 GB Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
12.1 155.6 x 77.3 x 9.2 mm 157 g (5.54 oz) 2500mAh non-removable Li-Po 5.5" 1920x1080 (400ppi) with laminated glass from LG Electronics 20 MP with f/1.8 aperture 8 MP with LED flash £199

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 Adreno 306 16 GB microSDXC cards up to 2 TiB (2048 GiB)[9][10] 2 GB Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
12.1 141.15 x 71 x 9.37 mm 135 g (4.76 oz) 2500mAh removable Li-Po 5" 1280×720 (294ppi) fully laminated IPS display from JDI with Corning Gorilla Glass
Gorilla Glass
3[11] 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture 5 MP £129

Swift[edit] The Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift is a fully custom design, although with similarities to the Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Seed reference design and by extension many rebadging designs, like the Longcheer L8150. This makes it comparable to 2nd generation Android One devices. Video recording in 1080p is supported at up to 30fps; 720p recording is supported at up to 60fps.[12][13] The rear camera sensor is a Samsung S5K3M2 chip with Isocell pixels,[12] which provide better image quality when compared to BSI pixels.[14] The device supports GPS
GPS
and GLONASS
GLONASS
satellite positioning.[15] Two colour variants, sandstone black and white, are produced; however, availability varies by country. At its time of release, the Swift was the cheapest Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
device available in Western Europe. Although not initially available, as of late 2016 replacement batteries are now sold by the manufacturer on their website.[16] The device was well received by the public and media, however, comments have been made about the micro-USB port being too recessed (preventing many third-party cables from properly locking in the port). The plug shaft length of cables supplied by Wileyfox
Wileyfox
exceeds the minimum length mandated by the USB specification by approximately 0,5mm.[17] Wileyfox's cables do not meet USB specification requirements in other aspects, and as of 2016-01-15, Wileyfox
Wileyfox
did not pass the compliance requirements to use USB logos or trademarks.[18] Because the metal ring holding the rear camera lens has sharp edges, moving the device on a comparatively soft surface, such as a wooden table, easily leaves scratch marks. The accessory clip-on covers available from Wileyfox
Wileyfox
alleviate this issue by protruding beyond the metal ring, and are offered in black and red orange. While these cases protect the back, rear camera lens and sides, they do not protrude to protect the screen. The device dimensions change to 73mm width, 143mm height, and 10mm thickness. GPS
GPS
and GLONASS
GLONASS
performance is fast and accurate, for early production dates.[19] However, a metallic adhesive layer on the inside of the back cover was added in later production batches, for a purpose not known to the public. For phones produced with this layer GPS
GPS
and GLONASS
GLONASS
reception can be poor,[20] unless it is manually peeled off. In addition to the officially supported, proprietary firmware Cyanogen OS, its basis, the Android derivative CyanogenMod, supports the device.[21] The first release for the Swift is version 13.0, which was made available on 2016-03-16, simultaneously with the first wave of CyanogenMod
CyanogenMod
13 releases.[21][22] As of 2017–05 the latest Android release 7.1.2 (Nougat) is available through LineageOS.[23] Storm[edit] The Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Storm is a 5.5" FHD smartphone based around a unibody design. Like the Swift, the Storm uses a 2500mAh battery, but the unibody construction makes the battery non-removable. A side mounted slot accessed by a pinhole reveals a tray that allows a combination of a Micro and Nano SIM card or a MicroSD card and a Micro SIM card. The front facing camera is 8MP and benefits from a LED flash for selfies. The rear camera is a 20MP Sony EXMOR IMX220 sensor capable of 1080p and 90fps slow motion capture. The device supports GPS
GPS
and GLONASS satellite positioning.[15] Two colour variants, sandstone black and white, are produced; however, availability varies by country. 2nd Generation: Spark, Spark +, Spark X[edit] In June 2016, a new range of phones has been announced, consisting of Spark, Spark + and Spark X, which are using Mediatek MT6735 SoCs and provide dual SIM capability. The device codenames are porridge for Spark and Spark + and porridgek3 for Spark X. Specification overview[edit]

Model SoC CPU GPU Storage capacity Removable storage RAM OS Size Weight Battery Display Rear-facing Camera Front-facing Camera Launch price

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Spark MediaTek
MediaTek
6735 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mali T-720 8 GB microSD cards up to 32 gigabyte 1 GB Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
13.0 143 x 70.4 x 8.65 mm 134.5 g 2200mAh removable Li-Po 5" 1280×720 (294ppi) IPS display 8 MP 8 MP

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Spark + MediaTek
MediaTek
6735 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mali T-720 16 GB microSD cards up to 32 gigabyte 2 GB Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
13.0 143 x 70.4 x 8.65 mm 134.5 g 2200mAh removable Li-Po 5" 1280×720 (294ppi) IPS display 13 MP 8 MP

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Spark X MediaTek
MediaTek
6735 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mali T-720 16 GB microSD cards up to 32 gigabyte 2 GB Cyanogen OS
Cyanogen OS
13.0 154.35 x 78.6 x 8.75 mm 134.5 g 3000mAh removable Li-Po 5.5" 1280×720 (267ppi) IPS display 13 MP 8 MP

3rd Generation: Swift 2, Swift 2 Plus, Swift 2 X[edit] In November 2016, a new range of phones has been announced, consisting of Swift 2, Swift 2 Plus and Swift 2 X. The devices are using Qualcomm
Qualcomm
SoCs again, specifically the MSM8937 octa-core clocked at 1.4 GHz, paired with an Adreno 505 GPU. All 3rd generation phones support Qualcomm's Quick Charge
Quick Charge
3.0 standard, although no charger is included in the box.[24] The devices are codenamed marmite. The device codenamed champagne seems to be marmite devices with the back of the phone coloured gold. Specification overview[edit]

Model SoC CPU GPU Storage capacity Removable storage RAM OS Size Weight Battery Display Rear-facing Camera Front-facing Camera Launch price

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift 2 Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 430 64-bit Octa-core 1.4 GHz Adreno 505 16 GB microSD cards up to 64 gigabyte 2 GB Android Nougat 7.1.1 143.7 x 71.9 x 8.6 mm 155 g 2700mAh non-removable Li-Po 5" 1280×720 (294ppi) IPS display 13 MP 8 MP 159 GBP

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift 2 Plus Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 430 64-bit Octa-core 1.4 GHz Adreno 505 32 GB microSD cards up to 64 gigabyte 3 GB Android Nougat 7.1.1 143.7 x 71.9 x 8.6 mm 155 g 2700mAh non-removable Li-Po 5" 1280×720 (294ppi)[25] IPS display 16 MP 8 MP 189 GBP

Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift 2 X Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Snapdragon 430 64-bit Octa-core 1.4 GHz Adreno 505 32 GB microSD cards up to 64 gigabyte 3 GB Android Nougat 7.1.1 143 x 73 x 8.2 mm 152.8 g 3050mAh non-removable Li-Po 5.2" 1920x1080 (424ppi)[26] IPS display 16 MP 8 MP 219 GBP

Accessories[edit] Wileyfox
Wileyfox
also produces spare batteries, clip-on covers, and screen protectors specific to their phones. References[edit]

^ McCann, John (2018-02-08). "Pour one out for Wileyfox: the fledgling UK smartphone maker is no more". TechRadar. Retrieved 2018-02-13.  ^ McCann, John (2018-03-19). " Wileyfox
Wileyfox
is back: new handsets arriving this year and more good news for owners". TechRadar. Retrieved 2018-03-20.  ^ Woods, B (25 August 2015). " Wileyfox
Wileyfox
launches its first Cyanogen OS smartphones, the 5" Swift and 5.5" Storm". The Next Web, Inc. Retrieved 20 October 2015.  ^ "Ex-HTC execs can't quit phone game, create startup Kazam".  ^ "HTC UK in turmoil following senior exits".  ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/naeemwalji ^ Wileyfox. "FAQs". Wileyfox. Retrieved 20 October 2015.  ^ https://jira.lineageos.org/browse/BUGBASH-640 ^ " Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift Review: On sale now – and why you should get one". JM Communications.  ^ See table 3-21 on page 74 of https://developer.qualcomm.com/download/sd410/snapdragon-410-processor-device-specification.pdf ^ " Wileyfox
Wileyfox
– Swift – Affordable Smartphone
Smartphone
technology".  ^ a b "S5K3M2 – Mobile CIS – Mobile Camera – Samsung Semiconductor Global Website". Samsung Semiconductor.  ^ "Snapdragon 410 Processor Device Specification" (PDF). Qualcomm Developer Network.  ^ "Samsung Launches ISOCELL: Innovative Image Sensor Technology for Premium Mobile Devices". Samsung Semiconductor.  ^ a b "Wileyfox". Retrieved 4 March 2016.  ^ Wileyfox
Wileyfox
Swift Battery ^ Figure 4-8 on page 21 of the Universal Serial Bus Micro-USB Cables and Connectors Specification Revision 1.01, http://mgvs.org/public/shema/datasheet/usb_20/Micro-USB_final/Micro-USB_1_01.pdf ^ Wileyfox
Wileyfox
has no USB Vendor ID, which is a prerequisite to undergo compliance testing; http://www.usb.org/developers/logo_license/ ^ Evaluation with early production date being visible: https://www.engadget.com/2015/11/30/wileyfox-swift-storm-review/ ^ http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/wileyfox-swift-1302600/review/3 ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20160326112356/https://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=crackling&type=snapshot ^ http://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/cm-13-0-release-1 ^ https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/crackling/ ^ " Wileyfox
Wileyfox
FAQ". Wileyfox. DO WILEYFOX PHONES HAVE QUICK CHARGE TECHNOLOGY? Swift 2: Yes. Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Quick Charge™ 3.0. Swift 2 Plus: Yes. Qualcomm
Qualcomm
Quick Charge™ 3.0. Swift: No. Spark: No. Spark+: No. Spark X: No.  ^ "Swift 2 Plus". Wileyfox. 720 p HD 294 PPI 2.5d Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 360 – 400 cd/m²  ^ "Swift 2 X". 5.2" FHD Display 1080p resolution 424 PPI 2.5d Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 360 – 400 cd/m² 

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