Wileyfox Spark is a Cyanogen Smartphone for £90

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Wileyfox -- you know, the British phone company -- has just unveiled a cheap handset that sounds like it’s worth a punt.

The Spark is no flagship, but for £90 you get a solid-looking looking dual-SIM mobile with a difference: it runs Cyanogen OS 13, built on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The 5-inch, 720p LCD display, quad-core 1.3GHz Mediatek chip and 1GB of RAM sound uninspiring, but you can expand the 8GB of storage and the 8-megapixel front and rear cameras are better (on paper at least) than what you’ll find on most other sub-£100 phones.

It doesn’t look bad either, and the 2,200mAh battery should provide plenty of playtime.

If that’s not for you, an additional £25 will get you the Spark+ (£115), which doubles the RAM and storage and pushes the rear camera to 13-megapixels. Above that is the £130 Spark X, which features a 5.5-inch display and a 3,000mAh battery, though it’s identical to the Spark+ in all other departments.

The Spark is available to pre-order right away, and is expected to ship on July 12th. Its big brothers are coming next month. [Engadget]