Kogan makes another play at the low-cost smartphone market with a bigger battery than the Apple iPhone 6

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Kogan is releasing an upgraded version of its smartphone and is cutting the price of its existing model as competition intensifies in the low-end of the smartphone market.

The Kogan Agora 4G+ is a 4G smartphone (900 / 1800 / 700MHz) powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz and an already-obsolete version of Android (4.4 KitKat).

It includes a 2520mAh battery, larger than the 1810mAh battery in the iPhone 6, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 16 gigabytes of storage expandable by microSD.

The device also features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Kogan is pricing the new device at $239 outright, while at the same time cutting the price of its original Kogan Agora 4G phone, released in July, to $209.

The device will be more expensive than either Microsoft’s entry-level Lumia 530 ($149 outright) or Motorola’s Moto E ($179), although neither of those smartphones support 4G.

Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.