The AfriOne Cygnus is a new and affordable smartphone from the Nigerian company. The company has just introduced this AfriOne Cygnus and also another budget device in their family. The AfriOne Cygnus top selling point is the camera and also the bigger battery as well.
AfriOne Cygnus Full Specs Summary
- Announced: 2020, January
- AfriOne Cygnus Release Date: 2020, January
- Dimensions: 146.90 × 71.31 × 8.59 mm
- Weight: –
- Sim Card: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.26 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~268 ppi density)
- Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12nm)
- CPU: Quad-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Internal Memory: 3GB, 32GB
- Expandable Memory: Yes, up to 64 GB via microSD card
- Rear Camera: 16 MP + 2 MP
- Selfies Camera: 5 MP
- USB: Micro USB 2.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, proximity
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
- Colors: Black and Red
Design And Display
The AfriOne Cygnus is a budget device, despite that it still packs a modern body design. Just like other Chinese phones, it parades a waterdrop notch so as not to be left out. The body is made of plastic and it also features a combo camera and an LED flash.
On the front, the smartphone has a large screen display size of 6.26 inches with an IPS Display panel. The screen, on the other hand, has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, a 19:9 ratio, and 268 PPI density. The display has display protection on the mix.
On the camera department, the AfriOne Cygnus has a rear combo camera of 16 MP + 2 MP depth sensor. The camera comes with some internal features and its also paired with an LED flash for low background shooting. Selfies fanatics will get a front camera of 5 MP that features Face ID as an added security feature.
Hardware And Software
For the sake of performance, the maker wisely chooses a Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset, which is mostly used on budget devices. The SOC has a Quad-core processor that is clocking at a speed of 2.0GHz.
For graphics, you will likely get a PowerVR GE8320 which also accompanies the chipset on the device. The AfriOne Cygnus runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
Storage Capacity And Sensors
On the memory, the AfriOne Cygnus has an internal storage of 32GB that is paired with 3GB for a smooth ride. The memory is also expandable via micro SD card but not beyond 64GB. The sensors available on the device are Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, and proximity.
Battery Power And Network Connectivity
Fueling the smartphone is a nonremovable battery capacity of 4000 mAh. Sadly, the maker did not equip the battery with fast charging technology.
You will get a dual SIM on this phone that will be coming with 4G LTE Network. Other options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, FM radio and Micro USB.
AfriOne Cygnus Price And Availability
The AfriOne Cygnus is now available for purchase and the phone has also been listed on their official website. Its currently selling for 38,600 Naira and comes with free shipping.
The AFriOne Cygnus is a nice budget smartphone. To mention just a few, the device sports a big battery with a great camera as well. Furthermore, the overall body will raise many heads in the market. The company is even offering free shipment in Nigeria and it comes with 1 Year Warranty. If not for anything, this is made in Nigeria smartphone, so we should patronize them.