Kogan’s new $200 Android packs a perplexing number of ‘flagship’ features

Kogan is known for delivering products packed with in-demand features while keeping costs low, and with the arrival of its brand new Android smartphone, the Agora 8, the Aussie company is keeping that tradition alive. 

Boasting a number of features you'd expect to find on a high-end smartphone, such as a fingerprint sensor, expandable Micro SD storage capability (up to 128GB), dual SIM (4G+2G) functionality, a quad-core processor and Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box, the Kogan Agora 8 intends to provide a flagship-level experience at the impressively low price of $199. 

Along with the features already listed, the Agora 8 has an aluminium alloy body with a thickness of just 8mm, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p 2.5D Dragontrail Glass screen, a 13MP rear camera with autofocus, face detection and 'smile shot' modes and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies. 

The Kogan Agora 8 is available for pre-sale now from the Kogan website with a shipping date of June 9, 2017. 

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.