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WileyFox is the UK smartphone start-up powered by Cyanogen

Wile E. is a coyote. Wiley is a rapper. But who the hell is WileyFox?

WileyFox is an entirely new UK-based smartphone brand that just launched its first two devices at an event held today in London.

What’s special about the handsets is that they’re both powered by Cyanogen OS 12.1

That’s the modded version of Android built by CyanogenMod that appeared on last year’s OnePlus One.

It offers a much more customisable experience than stock Android, and is popular with smartphone enthusiasts who want more from their devices.

The WileyFox Storm is the flagship handset, and is firmly set in the lower mid-range category.

It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 chip, features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, and boasts a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera.

It’s also got an 8-megapixel selfie shooter to boot.

The second device is the WileyFox Swift, which is a more budget-friendly handset.

The fledgling smartphone ships with a 5-inch HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip, a 13-megapixel main camera, and a 5-megapixel secondary snapper.

wileyfoxSwift and Storm

The Swift is going to retail at £129, while the Storm will be peddled at a pricier £199.

Those prices aren’t bad considering the specs on offer. It’s likely that the fact the phones will only be sold online has helped keep costs down, to that end.

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We’ll be getting review samples in shortly, so stay tuned for an in-depth look at the WileyFox duo.

What do you make of WileyFox’s new smartphone pair? Let us know in the comments.

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