Britain's Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Say hello to Wileyfox, a brand new smartphone maker from the UK to enter the Android market with two new devices running Cyanogen OS. From the looks of their new phones, the 5.5-inch Storm and the 5-inch Swift, it seems like Wileyfox will be targeting customers interested reasonably priced devices with mid-level specs, a bit like OnePlus. The company says the Storm and Swift will be available in September and October in the UK and across Europe, but only via their website.

The larger Storm is Wileyfox's premium offering, priced at £199 ($315), with its 5.5-inch display offering full HD, and being powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor from Qualcomm along with 3GB or RAM and 32GB of internal storage. On the back is a 20-megapixel camera, while the forward-facing shooter offers 8-megapixels.

The £129 ($200) Swift is the budget-friendly model, featuring a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The 5-inch display is standard HD, and the cameras come with 13-megapixels on the back and 5-megapixels on the front.

Both devices will come running Cyanogen OS 12.1, and they have microSD slots for increasing storage. They also have dual SIM card functionality.

Wileyfox appears to be committed to offering users a clean, customizable Android experience with Cyanogen OS, minus any bloatware or extra services. The company says they haven't taken any shortcuts when it comes to their devices' quality, but keep the prices down by operating on a small margin and reducing expenses. This is another reason why the Storm and Swift won't be sold in stores. Online pre-orders will begin later this week, however.

SOURCE Wileyfox