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Smartfen Unveils Cyanogen OS-Powered Andromax Q Handset

June 9, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Smartfen is an Indonesia-based carrier which is probably relatively unknown to most of you. We haven’t talked much about Smartfen in the past, but the carrier has just released a rather interesting device in the country, the Cyanogen OS-powered Andromax Q. We’ve talked about Cyanogen OS quite frequently actually, when India-based smartphone OEM YU launched their latest smartphone, the YU Yuphoria. Anyhow, let’s see what Andromax has to offer, shall we.

The Andromax R features a 4.5-inch FWVGA 854 x 480 display on the front, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. This handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz which ships with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics. The 2,000mAh battery is also a part of this package, and this handset also offers two SIM card slots and 4G LTE connectivity. The 5-megapixel camera is located on the back of this handset and flanked by an LED flash, while there’s a 5-megapixel snapper available up front. Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed on this handset with the aforementioned Cyanogen OS on top of it, version 12.

This handset has been manufactured by China’s Qingdao Haier Telecom, and will be available for sale in Indonesia via Smartfen Telecom stores. The Andromax Q will cost only Rp 1,299,000 ($97) in the country and will be available soon. It will certainly going to be interesting if this handset will sell considering its really affordable price point, and the fact it’s powered by Cyanogen’s software. An interesting fact here, Smartfen, the carrier releasing this device, has actually invested in Cyanogen a while back. Smartfen’s executive, Sukaca Purwokardjono, has actually confirmed that the Andromax Q will be followed by more Cyanogen OS-powered smartphones in the future.

Andromax Q is actually not the first Cyanogen OS-powered smartphone in Indonesia, OnePlus One was announced back in January by an online retailer Lazada. There you have it, Andromax Q will be available soon, though the carrier didn’t share a release date with the press or public. Either way, stay tuned, we’ll let you know when more information surfaces, one thing is for sure though, we might be seeing a number more Cyanogen OS-powered Andromax-branded smartphones launched before the end of the year.