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    September 27, 2017

    FNB unveils the updated ConeXis X2 and ConeXis A2

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    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.

    Read: FNB’s app now uses augmented reality to help users find eBucks retail partners

    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.

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    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.

    Read: FNB introduces FNB Pay; on-the-go mobile payments just like Apple Pay

    What are your thoughts? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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    • Vivien Wessels

      Connexis à2 has No audio and only one ringtone – terrible

    • Madeleine Vermaak

      I currently have the X1 phone but really struggle with lack of space – I have NO games, NO music, NO videos at all on my phone. Instead I only use the following apps: Evernote, Youversion Bible and CamScanner. Although I have a 64GB microsim for storage, I cannot move these apps to the microsim. Before I commit to another limited phone like the X1, can anyone tell me if internal storage has been improved on the X2?

      • JaSon Mathias

        Internal storage has been upgraded to 32gb + you’ll have 3Gb RAM so the storage and RAM is upgraded to install more apps, etc…

        • JaSon Mathias

          Camera Specs:- Dual Rear Camera -13 MP + 2 MP Auto Focus camera with Flash (Rear) 5 MP camera with flash (Front)

          Cellular Function: Locked to FNB Connect

          Memory: 3GB RAM

          Display: 5.0 Inch IPS HD (720 x 1280)

          OS and Version: Android N and Pre loaded FNB Banking Application

          Processor and Speed: Qualcomm MSM8940, Octa-Core ( (1.4GHz x 4) + (1.1GHz x 4)

          Connectivity: BT4.1, WiFi 802.11 /b/g/n, NFC, GPS

          Storage Capacity: 32GB

          Warranty: 1 Year Warranty

          Upgradable Storage: MicroSD Support (up to 128GB)