FNB has revealed a new follow-up to last year’s ConeXis smartphone models with the debut of the ConeXis X2 and ConeXis A2.
Last year FNB debuted two new smartphones into its emerging product portfolio with the release of the ConeXis X1 and ConeXis A1, and now the company has elected to produce a follow-up effort with the suitably named ConeXis X2 and ConeXis A2.
The X2 is the more premium (though that word is relative) affair amongst the two siblings – the device carries with it a 5″ 720p display, Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 2,800mAh battery, and an NFC sensor for FNB Pay.
The device continues the trend that has seen budget devices increasingly inherit fingerprint scanners – the X2 carries one on its rear panel – and bears a dual camera array with a 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensor pairing reminiscent of the Huawei P9 Lite.
The X2 arrives with some rudimentary VR smarts – the handset’s packaging alternates as a Google Cardboard headset – and consumers will be required to submit a R1500 ZAR deposit into their savings account and sign up for a R199pm ZAR purchase agreement thereafter to purchase the device.
ConeXis X2 customers will benefit from 25 minutes of off-network calls in addition to 100MB of data per month.
The ConeXis A2 carries a 4.5″ 480p display, a low-end Spreadtrum SC7731C chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 2,000mAh battery. The handset includes a 5-megapixel primary camera in addition to a 2-megapixel secondary unit.
The A2 doesn’t arrive with any VR smarts – its packaging instead doubles as a money box – and interested consumers will be required to deposit R500 into their savings account and pay in R69 ZAR per month. The deal will further net consumers 15 minutes of off-network calls and 50MB of data each month.
Both handsets are set t be SIM-locked to FNB’s network, and will debut on October 2nd with a one-year warranty.
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